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Old Chongqing  
   

Old Chongqing

Dirty streets, grimy walls, pungent odours, a mess of overhead cables and thigh-busting inclines -- the best of the older parts of this very storied Chinese city.
Chongqing (26-29 Jun 15)

June 27th 2015
It seemed pretty close on the map, and was supposed to be just a quick 2h high speed train ride away, but Chengdu to Chongqing took a whole lot longer than I'd anticipated. Pretty much my own fault though. First, thanks to these confusing large Chinese cities, I'd gone to the wrong train station, then when I finally got to the correct one, the tickets were sold out, so I had to opt for the slowe ... 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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