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Hanging Out in Hangzhou

December 7th 2013
The Venetian merchant Marco Polo visited Hangzhou in the late 13th century. He referred to the city as "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world" - and this first-ever travel blogger knew his stuff! “ Heaven above, Suzhou and Hangzhou below." This is the Chinese equivalent of “Heaven on earth.” I went to Hangzhou for a three-day weekend at the end of Novembe ... 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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