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We're in Shangri La!

March 16th 2012
We’re in Shangri La! No, really – this is the town that might have been the venue for James Hilton’s book, Lost Horizons. Though the town was originally named Zhongdian, canny investors and local officials changed the name to Shangri La to attract tourists – and they’ve been successful. We’re here during the off season, as the low temps at night are about 32 degrees F, but th ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Shangri-La

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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