Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The People's Republic of China


 CHINA has one of the world's oldest civilizations, and yet has changed faster than any other country in the world in the last 20 years. The Chinese culture is 40 centuries old.

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Shanghai
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It is the world's 4th largest country, and the most populated with more than 1.3 billion people. 94% of its population lives in the eastern third of the country.

Source: Top China Travel

Source: National Geographic
Its geography ranges from deserts to river deltas to mountains, and its climate ranges from subtropic to subarctic.

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