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Dragon's Backbone

I was heartily disappointed to find that the Dragon's Backbone was more like Brokeback Mountain (minus all the cowboy love) - in that it was a mountain and on the day we visited I was broke - in a not functioning properly sense. I could have just said I was ill the day we visited and didn't actually get to the top of the "Backbone", unlike intrepid Vik who soldiered on without me - that would have been easier wouldn't it? Forget I mentioned the cowboys.
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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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