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Beijing to Kunming (Part Two) Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

For Part Two of our train journey across China, we hit a few more provincial capitals. Explore a scenic area and eat spicy food in Changsha, hang out in the parks and squares of Guiyang, and finally take a hike and rock out in Kunming.

An Introduction to Changsha Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

Changsha (长沙 – cháng shā) is the provincial capital of Hunan and an important city in Chinese history. Let’s take a quick look at the storied history of this Chinese city and then see what you can do with a short visit there: A Brief History There was a settlement in the area now known…

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Better Know a… Province (Hunan) Posted by on Apr 7, 2016

Hunanese food

After exploring Guizhou, we move a bit more inland to visit Hunan province (湖南省 – hú nán shěng): History The area now known as Hunan was long ago home to the ancestors of many ethnic minority groups such as the Miao, Dong, and Yao. In 350 BC, it was the southernmost part of the State…

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