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The Great Wall of China!

October 4th 2011
Although it can't be seen from space, the Great Wall is the world's longest wall and the biggest ancient architechture. Martha and a friend from our volunteer house, Sandy, chose a particularly difficult section of the wall to hike. The most fit in our tour group of about forty took at least two hours to get to "tower number six". We started from zero, and as the numbers progressed, we cam ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China

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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