China Part I January 24th 2010 Our assault on China began in the far North Eastern city of Harbin. The city itself is quite industrial with evidence of a Russian cultural influence, hence the onion domed cathedral in our pictures. However, we had come specifically for the Ice and Snow Festival which is held here every January. You won't be surprised to hear that it was very cold (around -25).
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Asia » China 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