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Harbin Ice and Snow World

The Harbin trip is what I’d call a quickie trip. I was in Beijing. An impromptu suggestion by Scott Polisky (my long time meetup.com friend whom I met in person only the night before the trip), a last minute decision to go, quick enroute to a nearby shopping mall to buy thick winter clothings, a quick and time-pressed purchase of domestic air tickets the evening before the trip (30 minutes to closing time), quick packing, a sleepless night and wala! 1,414 more words


My top 10 favorite places in China 

China is one of the most enchanting places to travel in the world. It is one of the largest countries and has a rich history. The developing cities of China are a proof of its refined and beautiful architecture. 947 more words


The Beauty of the Unknown

It’s a cool, serene night, the landscape lit up by a nearly full moon. There’s a quiet and lonely calmness unique to such isolated, remote corners of the earth. 2,459 more words


China Culture | Tang Treasures from Arabic shipwreck are on display at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

An exhibition of Tang treasures from a 1,200-year-old Arabic shipwreck opened in December at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. The exhibit, done in cooperation with Singapore, runs until April 26. 513 more words


The Lost Dhow Exhibition confirms the flourishing trade between Chinese and Muslim Empires

The Silk Route (Road) was an ancient network of routes stretching for over six thousand miles from China across Central Asia to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. 828 more words


Making/Selling Christmas: Where Your Baubles, Tinsel, Santa Hats and LED Reindeer Come From

Roger’s note: it’s not just the vulgar materialism that Christmas has been for many decades, but more so the hidden unfreedom of those whose toil blood sweat and tears produce the junk we buy for our children and other family and loved ones.  439 more words


The first mosque in China was established by the Prophet's uncle

Islam has a long history in the People’s Republic of China, dating to the seventh century. The earliest Muslims were traders who came to the south eastern ports as part of the Indian Ocean trade as well as along the Silk Route. 760 more words