Monthly Archive: December 2011

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2011: A Year In Random Numbers

Wonders of the World: 4 Uluru The Great Wall of China The Forbidden City Sydney Opera House The known world is rather bigger than it...

The Great Wall of China winds away over the mountains -- Badaling.

The Friday Photo: Great Wall of China

Even after the Terracotta Warriors and Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Great Wall of China really does take your breath away. First built more than two...

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The Friday Photo: Temple of Heaven

Of all the great architecture in Beijing, the capital of Chinese emperors from Kublai Khan onwards, the Temple of Heaven is probably the most accessible....

Trains in China

How to Take the Train in China

1: Don’t Try And Buy Tickets On The Day For anything but commuter routes, buy train tickets a couple of days ahead of when you...

Mountains in Songpan, northern China

The Beauty of Tibet on Horseback

The mountains outside Songpan, where northern China gives way to old Tibet, are some of the most beautiful we’ve visited. Alpine meadows give onto vistas...