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Roscommon South-Leitrim Bye-Election - Before/After

By Tomás M. Creamer

* Note – this article was originally published on the SIN website on the 15th of September, 2014 – therefore, that was well before the bye-election itself took place. 1,302 more words

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Marilyn and Alf's 15 Km Hike on The Great Wall of China - Jiankou to Mutianyu

Well, we completed our fifteen kilometres plus hike on the Great Wall of China and are able to blog about it (some time later because of publication restrictions within… 649 more words


dralfoldman reblogged this on Dr Alf's Blog and commented:

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs.

Book Review : Ming, 50 years that changed China ( British Museum Press)

The recent growth of China as a world superpower both economically and politically has bought renewed interest into China’s imperial past. The current British Museum exhibition, Ming: 50 years that changed China, explores the early Ming period in the years 1400–1450. 1,390 more words

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The One Thousand Lions Mountain near Shaxi, Yunnan

The One Thousand Lions Mountain which is the literal translation of its Chinese name,  Qianshi Shan (千狮山), is a lesser-known tourist attraction near Shaxi (沙溪) 904 more words


Hiking the Great Wall of China

About six months ago, I went on the trip of a lifetime to Asia with a great friend. You’ve already seen some photos of the Thailand portion of the trip, but I would love to share some of my favorite photos from China. 488 more words


Walking in the stone fortress of Xiangyu, Shanxi province

Earlier this summer, I managed to leave China’s southwest and travel to the north beyond the Yangze (长江) and the Yellow River (黄河) to Shanxi (山西) province. 846 more words