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All I Can Say Is, "Wow"

August 19th 2010
Upon emerging from the tunnel under the street, I was instantly dwarfed by the Forbidden City. I crossed over marble bridges, just ahead of some tour groups. It was all I could do to hobble faster to get ahead of them. Guards and plain-clothes police watched us as we passed en masse toward the big, red gate. Immediately after passing through the gate (it's surprisingly deep), I was dwarfed b ... 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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