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Look Closer, Learn More, #GetAtHome In This World

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Aerial View of "Strange Stones" at Shanwangping

Strange Stones in Shanwangping, Where Chongqing Isn’t the World’s Largest City

Chongqing – City of Fog, City of Hot Pot, Mountain City – is still not much of a tourist town. It has its sights, though – which will be the topic of this series of short articles.

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Show-Caving in Youxian’s Bailongdong (White Dragon Cave)

Hunan is a rather mountainous place, even containing the stone pillar landscape of Zhangjiajie… It is interesting geologically, but somehow, I did not expect caves – until we visited the White Dragon Cave (Bailongdong).

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Guilin Landscape at Sunset

The One Travel Destination You Need to Go!

These sorts of posts are everywhere and oh-so-popular. The ones to tell you the countries you must visit, the cities and sights you must see, the five things to eat and ten things to do.

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MicroExploration: See the World – and Study

We have this story in our heads – or actually, these stories – of adventurers and explorers on the one hand, bookworms on the other.

Ideally, though, the two stories actually go together. In microexploration, in particular.

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Japanese Zen Buddhism’s Hidden Roots in China: Hunan’s Baoning Chan Temple

In #microexploration manner, seeking to look closer and learn more, I returned to  the Baoning Si Chan Buddhist temple this summer.

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