China Travel

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He looked like a little man, stooped and unthreatening. He even smiled, though his teeth looked like tombstones. My daughter Victoria and I needed a ride back to the hotel after an evening of admiring snakes on a stick at the Beijing night market.
China is a vast country, and as more North Americans turn their sights eastward, we jumped at the chance to shine the spotlight on some less-known (at least to Americans) but exceptional experiences.
For tourists seeking to explore China beyond the Beijing/Shanghai basics, an excellent "starter city" is Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwest.