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My local shoe repair/mending establishment  
   

My local shoe repair/mending establishment

My treasured (German made) backpack was getting a bit tattered; ten minutes and $.70 later all was as new, thanks to the dexterity of this couple working in a small roadside establishment.
Spring time in Guangzhou

March 26th 2010
We arrived in Guangzhou on the 13th and, heading down the stairway from the aircraft, it took about a nanosecond for the embodied sensations of Guangzhou, imprinted after these extended visits, to come flooding back. The air was soupy with moisture and unmentionables, so much so, that as I was engaged in my usual task of guiding the pilot down onto the runway, I was surprised by the bump of the wh ... read more
Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou

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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