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Conquering Huashan

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As promised, here is the post on our adventure up Huashan (or “Mt. Hua” in English, which simply doesn’t have as cool of a feel to it, because feelings are everything you know). Huashan is located about about two hours away from Xi’an by bus, and it is quite famous in China: it is known to be the toughest peak to hike among the “five great mountain peaks” of China. It’s also rumored to be the most dangerous hike in the world, but a quick search on Wikipedia finds that to be a questionable claim. Nonetheless, we’ll find out exactly how tough this hike is…

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Xi’an, part 2

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The second part of our Xi’an trip consisted of further inquiry into China’s cultural history, since when it comes to China’s cultural history, Xi’an is where it’s at. Xi’an is also where George is at, so we were able to spend some more time with him. First we headed off in the morning to check out the city’s Museum of History and the Museum of Stone Tablets (Bei4ling2).

Sidenote: There’s something about this blog that I should point out. Some have remarked that my posts seem rather short and that I only seem to include one picture per post. That’s because posts that you see on my main page are actually only previews. On the bottom of each those postings, there’s a link that says “Keep Reading” – you have to click that link to view the entire entry. The link for this particular post appears right below this sentence. See?

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Arrival in Xi’an

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We’re now at the second major destination of our trip: Xi’an – the cultural capital of China. While it is located quite far inland, away from all the major coastal cities, it contains a significant chunk of China’s historical sites and artifacts – Xi’an was actually the imperial capital of China for 13 dynasties, Beijing wasn’t the capital until much later.

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