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Breathless In Tibet

November 5th 2006
Well it's been a fair few weeks since my last blog update, having travelled to Tibet and back, I'm now in southern Yunnan, China where I'm spending a few days before heading south to Laos. In the meantime, I've travelled with a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, taken buses with Tibetan nomads through mountain passes to Shangri-La and trekked the Tiger Leaping Gorge - so it's been a busy time! Trying to ... read more
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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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