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Between 1405 and 1433, during the Ming era, Chinese Admiral Zheng He,
who was also the court eunuch, commanded seven expeditionary voyages as
far away as East Africa and Middle East. These expeditions, known in
Chinese history as the treasure voyages, consisted ...
Sunday afternoon I hopped on a super high speed train to Nanjing, about an hour and a half journey. I even lucked out and scored a window seat so I was able to nap for some of the trip! I met up with a friend from onboarding who is teaching at an adult school there, Jay. We had noodles at a restaurant near his school before taking the bus to his apartment. Unlike myself Jay has a TV in his apartment so we watched the sports channel and ...
The 100 Day Celebration is a big milestone day in China and we felt
privileged to be invited to join in the celebrations for our friends,
Thomas and Misa's son, Zhang Mo. Lots of fun watching the festivities which
included a huge meal,a packet of cigarettes for every guest(!), lots of
... the street with their decks of cards. Our second tourist experience was the city wall which dates back to the Ming dynasty (the last of the feudal dynasties to rule from Nanjing) - our main focus was the Zhong Hoa gate. The wall is vey thick and 35 kms in length. It was used to attract intruders who found themselves trapped between lowered gates and victims of hot oil treatment and other atrocities.
Food here hasn't been too bad either. Today's ...
... however this museum seemed a little too much like a rallying cry to the Chinese in a PR war against the Japanese. Much of the information referred to China being aware of its enemies in the future and not forgetting what had been done to them in the past. It was hard to not come out of the museum and not feel hatred for the Japanese (which ironically this week has just been named as a potential UNESCO site for the archives held in the place which has ...