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48 Hrs from Beijing to Lhasa in Slippers  
   

On the Tibetan Plateau 48 Hrs from Beijing to Lhasa in Slippers

On the Tibetan Plateau

September 15th 2006
We took the new train from Beijing to Lhasa which at 48 hours was a breeze after the trans- sib! We were in a compartment for 4 so shared with a chinese couple who watched very loud tv for most of the journey so we were regulars down the dining car. That is up until I grumbled about one of the employees for smoking there. It is s'posed to be pressurised all the way, pumped with O2 and there is a ... 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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