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Renovated colonial building on Shamian Island  
   

Renovated colonial building on Shamian Island

24 hours in transit in Guangzhou

January 9th 2011
En route to and from India, I had the dubious pleasure of spending a 12 hour transit stop in Guangzhou on each leg, courtesy my chosen carrier of China Southern, this being by far the cheapest available flight to Delhi, given my short lead time for booking. Interestingly enough, I’ve been to Guangzhou on several occasions before, but always on business and always escorted around, so had never be ... 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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