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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 ...
... on them, it was beautiful. We walked back to the metro where I headed to the Nanjing South Rail Station and Jay headed home. I lucked out, arriving at 6:30 and catching a 7:05 train then landing a middle seat until halfway home when the guy in the middle seat got off and no one replaced him. I even had time when I got home to stop at Carrefour! It was a fun whirlwind trip, I hope to go back for a day and visit the Nanjing Massacre ...
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 ...
... soldiers and brutality against many civilians. It seemed absolutely fascinated and intent on stressing that Japanese men raped Chinese women and were happy to graphically show images and via the audio guide tell you the gory violations that occurred - quite shocking to be honest and like nothing we had seen before. Loads of young kids reading that kind of thing - just uncomfortable for us in truth. Seeing the actual skeletons of dead people on show, ...