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Xi'an

The General.
Xi'an

March 23rd 2009
20th March 2009 Our train arrived at 0630, and as we left the station we were met by the huge city walls of the old city of Xi'an, which surrounded the neon lights of McDonalds, KFCs and countless other chains. We immediately realised that this would be our first taste of 'big city' China. Xi'an, as one of China's first capitals, has a long history spanning over 3000 years, meaning Xi'an was a bu ... 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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