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Heaven on Earth – Hangzhou 人間天堂-杭州

“Above there is Heaven, on earth there is Suzhou and Hangzhou.” 上有天堂,下有蘇杭。 West Lake 西湖 I lived in Hangzhou for 4 years while studying at Zhejiang University.  我曾經在於位於中國浙江省杭州市的浙江大學學習,在那裡總共渡過了四年的時光。     Tourist boat on West Lake. 西湖上的游船。

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What Time? It’s Dunhuang 趕時間嗎?這裡是敦煌

A video of the trip. A Timeless Quality 超越時空 Dunhuang’s charm and importance seems to last through the ages.  The city has been an important strategic outpost of ancient China, located at the entrance of the narrow Gansu corridor leading … Continue reading

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Silk Road Oasis – Kashgar (Part 2)

Kashgar.. Exotic and Eclectic (Continued from Part 1) Exotic and eclectic, 2 fitting words to describe Kashgar.  Eclectic in the way that it is divided into modern, rapidly developing zones and enclaves of old buildings dating to several centuries ago. … Continue reading

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A Tibet Outside Tibet (Part 2)

Xiahe’s Ambiance (Continued from Part 1) Xiahe, a small town of about 60,000 has a laid-back, relaxed pace of life that is a refreshing change from the busy urban lifestyle of Taipei as I’ve known.  The 7 nights I stayed in … Continue reading

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Cosmopolitan Ürümqi

Ürümqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a city of Han Chinese, Uyghur, Hui and other nationalities.  The climate is very dry (laundry always dries within a day) with plenty of sunshine as it’s located furthest from any … Continue reading

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Near the Roof of the World – the Karakoram Highway (Part 2)

Here are the images missed in Part 1 and a video of the day trip:

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Near the Roof of The World – the Karakoram Highway (Part 1)

Passing through stunning scenery and linking China to Pakistan, I had the privilege of visiting parts of the Karakoram Highway for a day trip from Kashgar; Karakul lake was our destination.  The ride up the highway was dramatic: glaciers, jutting mountains, … Continue reading

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