China and Tibet, October 2017 - U of I EXPLORERS Photolog

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What a whirl-wind trip it's been! We really saw everything that China and Tibet had to offer. We peered down from the Himalayan rooftop of the world, sailed the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and strolled through the historic neighborhoods of Shanghai. The opportunity to visit the Buddhist “Sun City” of Lhasa, the Dalai Lamas’ Potala Palace, and Beijing’s Forbidden City, were on our bucket lists and officially checked off. Our photos on this page show our adventure as we walked the Great Wall (if only we had the time, and energy, and stamina, to complete the whole thing, haha!), saluted the Terra Cotta Warriors, and marveled at the Three Gorges Dam. 

--Hugo Herrera, UIAA Host

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