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July 19, 2012

chinese democracy

somewhere in this area was where an unknown man stood alone in front of four tanks during the chinese students' protest in tiananmen square in 1989. it's a 'fun' place today. nobody talks about what had actually happened here anymore. the guides jump forth into the glorious history of rulers, only to ask in the end, "dollar please."  

beijing national stadium or the bird's nest was a highlight of the 2008 olympics and paralympics.

housing is a serious problem in beijing, not due to lack of space but there are just too many people around. a pigeonhole in mumbai is equivalent to a large living room of a typical flat in this city.

she is not a mannequin. 

they also have artificial sky.

macau, one of the two special administrative regions of china, is reportedly dependent on gambling and tourism. it has some nice landscape though, a good break from mainland china cities.

July 12, 2012

classic yachts sail again

the panerai classic yachts challenge is held every year in july at the old port of cowes on the isle of wight, and the waters of the solent – the strait separating the island from england, famous for its unique combination of winds and tides.

courtesy: jayashree nandi for journey basket


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