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The Highest Point of My Life So Far!!

September 16th 2013
After 8 hours of driving and walking, we were finally here at the highest point of the overland route from Lhasa to Kathmandu. 5,220 meters is the highest altitude at which I've ever stood. Just for comparison, the average elevation in NYC is 24 meters (87 ft) above the sea level and that in Lhasa is around 3,650 meters. The North Base Camp of the Everest is in Tibet at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft ... 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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