Travels with Elizabeth

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Misc Facts About China

Some Interesting Facts We Learned About China

There are 56 nationalities in China; the Han comprise 92% of the population of 1.4B.  Christians comprise 2% of population.  Communist Party members 6%.

The two major rivers in China are the Yellow, in the north and the Yangtze, in the south.

There were 500 emperors who reigned in China; 83 of them lived in Xian (surrounded on three sides by mountains and one side by the Yellow River). Continue reading

Summer Palace / Temple of Heaven

I’m still pretty sick with my cold and sore throat.  Glad I brought some Sudafed and Mucinex with me!  I hope I have enough.  I only brought a couple of nights of NyQuil, so I know I’m going to run out of that.  I’m also going to run out of throat lozenges.  Trying to communicate in a pharmacy here is going to be tough if I have to get more cold meds.

There’s lots of smog today and very overcast.  At least there’s no rain. Continue reading