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    Postcards from China: Photo Diary by HausOfColor

    Follow along as Linda of HausOfColor gives us the inside scoop of her adventures in Beijing and Shanghai!

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    Amid the hustle & bustle of Beijing, there lies “The Hutongs” —alleys upon alleys of charming old homes nestled in the city’s center. I rode a rickshaw through the town that day, I remembered it was so hot, I was perspiring in places I didn’t even know had sweat glands! #AllWorthItThough!

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    There’s a rumor that you can see The Great Wall of China from space, I was determined to make it to the top so I can wave profusely to the astronauts. I didn’t make it very far, but I waved to them anyway! And by the way, it really is just a rumor #fyi

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    Do you recognize these beautiful “floating” pillars? Think Pandora & sexy Zoe Zaldana in blue body paint with pointy ears… yep… Avatar!! Zhangjiajie is a short flight from Beijing and has the most breathtaking views of mother nature you will ever see! Pandora does exist guys!

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    Zhangjiajie is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. Many Chinese landscape art was inspired by this magical forest, which is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Definitely a bucket list destination!
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    I grew up watching foreign Chinese movies set in the 50’s in old Shanghai. I dreamt of one day being able to breathe the city’s air and bask in the culture… I was here with The Bund before my eyes, and in this moment, I let myself get lost before the glimmering skyline. That dream finally came true.”

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