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Travel Writing Contest: A Mongolia Connection

Travel Writing Contest: A Mongolia Connection Jul 4th, 2007 at 1:38PM: If only I were a college student. Here's a travel/writing opportunity not to miss. National Geographic Traveler has paired up with the travel company Trovcoa to cook up a very cool essay contest. In 300 words or less, write about an experience that moved you, excited you or changed you. Easy, right? If yours is chosen out of all the other essays they receive from college students in North...

Mr. Hu: Do NOT Tear That Wall Down!

Mr. Hu: Do NOT Tear That Wall Down! Nov 16th, 2006 at 6:01PM: Interesting news keeps flowing out of China, so we'll keep relaying it. It turns out that a private contractor was building a new road, which destroyed a section of the Great Wall of China, as well as a large beacon tower. The fine on the contractor, from the Cultural Relics Bureau of Inner Mongolia, was a tiny 500,000 yuan ($63,000 USD), for the destruction. This took place in the Inner...

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