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Tianamen Gate  
   

Tianamen Gate

The entrance to the Forbidden City still watched over by Mao.
Beijing

December 14th 2005
Finally getting around to more recent times in our journey... As mentioned previously we had the complicated border crossing on 7 December. We were able to enjoy the last full day on the Trans-Siberian on 8 December and arrived in Beijing Central Station at the inconvenient time of 5.00 am on 9 December. We will never forget the chaos of our arrival. It was dark. It was cold. We were tir ... 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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