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To the ancient city of Xi'an Photo 27

To the ancient city of Xi'an

May 5th 2011
For our May break Helen and I decided to visit Xi'an in Shaanxi province. We left on Saturday night and took a night train into the city. The night trains can be quite comfortable as the gentle rocking of coasting on the tracks can be calming, but upon our return we had a less favorable sleep. We were traveling with Andy and Chang; Andy a fellow teacher at the school and Chang his girlfriend. ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an

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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