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Midnight Ferry  
   

Midnight Ferry

The boys wanted to be \"Chinese\" so they took off their shirts. On the ferry we realized that we were looking at the constilations from a completely different perspective. Orion\'s belt, (which is usually somewhat horizontal across the Western sky), was lying vertical over the South China Sea.
Fall Break - National Day and the New Moon Festival (Days 1 - 2)

October 14th 2009
We caught the train October 1st (National Day) at 10:45...and rode for about 10 hours to Zhanjiang (a city on the southern coast of Guangzhou province). The views were both beautiful and surreal, but the ride was crowded and uncomfortable. A hundred or more people crammed into the train car in Guilin, and most of them rode for 6-7 hours, leaving us only a few precious hours to stretch our legs out ... read more
Asia » China » Hainan » Sanya

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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