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Ali or Ger - it seems to have 2 names  
   

Ali or Ger - it seems to have 2 names

its a real town with shops and restaurants and hotels with showers - a bit of a novelty for us
Western Tibet: sacred lakes and mountains - mile 8213

June 4th 2010
Tibet does have a different feel to it - I think its real and not just me wanting it to be real. There are the obvious differences in the faces, the architecture of the houses, the chortens & prayer flags scattered across the landscape. But also the Tibetans seem to smile more, when we ride past on the bike there's enthusiastic waving and joy. In Xinjiang Province the people were quite reserve ... read more
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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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