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Other Travelers' Tales As Holiday Gifts

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Still shopping until you’re dropping with less than a week to go before Christmas?  Wrapping up some good books and putting them under the tree will be sure to please.The Travelers’ Tales Web site offers up many gift-giving suggestions, like Rolf Potts‘ Marco Polo Didn’t Go There (see my October 15th “Hitting the Books Again” […]

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An Erased Country

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Type in “Tibet” in Google, then click on “Maps.”  What does Google give you?  A map entitled :  “Tibet, China.”  Look at Wikipedia.  Is Tibet a country, part of China, or both, and did this change over time?  If you asked native Tibetans, they probably would tell you Tibet was a sovereign country, ruled by […]

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