China Trip 2010: Part I July 20th 2010 Doing China "a la carte"
Deciding where to go and what to do when my parents came to China was tough. We decided to visit three cities known for their historical treasures, and then to visit the grassland areas close to Huhehaote. In all, Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Huhehaote, and a day in the Wokuotai grassland east of the city, two and half hours by car.
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Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Hohhot 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
I lived in Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia - "The Blue City" - for 13 months, up to this past October. I now live in my home state in the USA, where I have reconnected with my romantic interest; where I am working to make a little money; and where I am dreaming of travelling again, writing a book, and/or going to graduate school in Chinese Language or Asian Studies.
Hobbies: reading, writing, watching movies, doing martial arts when I have the time, blogging and Facebooking when I shouldn't.
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