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In front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace
CHINA: Exploring Beijing/Pekin

April 1st 2006
Ni Hao again. (Pequena versao em portugues no final) Amanda and I are having a blast exploring Beijing. We have estimated that 98% of the thousands of tourists here are orientals and 2% Westerners. Of these 2%, 99% are Europeans. Thus, it feels like we are the only ones from the US or Brazil. It's interesting walking on grounds that have be "civilized" for more than 3,000 years and with a ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

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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