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The World’s Biggest Solar Project Comes

The World’s Biggest Solar Project Comes

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Walmart in Talks With Humana for Deeper Partnership

Walmart in Talks With Humana for Deeper Partnership

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How to: Buying a Sword in Wudang Mountain

How to: Buying a Sword in Wudang Mountain

Ever since the phenomenal success of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, awareness of both China’s wuxia genre of films (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) and of Wudang Mountain (Wudang Shan) itself have increased significantly. And each year, the amount of tourists visiting Wudang Shan increases by about 200,000, and with them come dreams of wielding a sword and flying through the...

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China Gay Guide: Gay Life, Gay Bars, Gay Travel

China Gay Guide: Gay Life, Gay Bars, Gay Travel

China Gay Guide: Glamorous & Grey When discussing being gay in China, many Westerners have no idea what to imagine when they think of China, let alone what it’s like being gay in China. The media has made the world aware of how tough it is to be homosexual in the Middle East, especially in...

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Jump Aboard the Chungking Express—If You Dare

Jump Aboard the Chungking Express—If You Dare

  The notorious  Chungking Mansions and neighboring Mirador Mansions in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui, can be intimidating at first sight, especially as a solo female traveler. Full of aggressive touts and frequented mainly by African and South Asian men who gather round the entrances, there’s barely a woman to be seen here. But they also offer some of Hong Kong’s cheapest...

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3 Essential Shanghai Weekend Getaways

3 Essential Shanghai Weekend Getaways

China’s a big country. Given its scale and scope, even if you’ve lived here for five-plus years, there’s no way you would be able to see every worthwhile sight and city in the country. For those of you in Shanghai that are stuck in your metropolitan bubble, train travel is the answer to see the many worthwhile sights nearby...

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Everest Base Camp: 19 Days Trekking Through the Himalayas

Everest Base Camp: 19 Days Trekking Through the Himalayas

The 20 weeks of preparation (read: fear) leading up to our Everest trek finally dwindled down toward “game time”. We (over)packed—everything from emergency blankets and whistles to about 25 Snickers bars—and were off to Nepal. Everest Base Camp was a milestone to mark the big 30 and it did just that! We took a flight from...