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Arthur and I pose with some of our travel companions.  
   

Arthur and I pose with some of our travel companions.

This mother and daughter team also became partners at the dinner table. At first they didn't know what to make of the crazy "Western-nut".
#54 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (TIBET #4- Day 5+6 traveling in Tibet)

September 9th 2006
Foreigner visitors to Tibet require a special permit, that must be issued by the local authorities in Lhasa. Tibet is considered an "autonomous region of China", and though it is possible to secure entry-permission as an individual traveller, booking with an authorized travel-agent makes the process simpler, less cumbersome, and "seemingly" worryless. Arthur and I had negotiated with an agency ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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