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Potala Palace

The home of the Dalai Lama
Our view from the top of the world

October 29th 2008
Tibet conjures up all sorts of images, ones of remote monasteries, scarlet robed monks, prayer flags and, of course, snow capped mountains. Sitting in a café in Lhasa, reflecting on our past 8 days here, Tibet certainly delivers on all fronts. Outside of Lhasa (and within it in some places), Tibet is so different from our daily lives, it really is from another time and needs to be seen to be ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Everest

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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