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the Potala Palace from the roof of the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa  
   

the Potala Palace from the roof of the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

5,000 km overland: Beijing to Kathmandu - part one

September 12th 2007
After numerous long trips on the roads of southern Africa, I had become hooked on the idea of overland travel: "the journey ... in its truest and grandest and messiest sense, as a con ... read more
Asia » 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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