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Tagged: Yangtze River

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Shanghai

Located in the Yangtze River Delta which adjoins the East China Sea, Shanghai is a major administrative, shipping and trading city, the largest in China, with over 24 million people. Shanghai flourished in the...

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Chongqing – Gateway to the Yangtze

We arrived in Chongqing too late in the day to do much sightseeing, though we did manage to get a good look at it from the air and on the journey from the airport....

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Chinese Funeral Traditions

We are all familiar with the Ancient Egyptian practice of entombing servants with their Pharaoh to serve  him in the afterlife. A similar practice was done by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of...

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Funeral Traditions Around the World

I have always found it fascinating to discover the different attitudes and practices regarding death and funerals. Cemeteries do not hold any fears for me, rather, they are places of awe and reverence as...

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The Yangtze River, 2012

Although we had been on boats in the Whitsundays we had never been on one with large numbers of people and never in a foreign land. Our four day river cruise on the Century...