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China is the third largest country in the world and houses a diverse population of over a billion people! It's alive with history and culture, and possisses beautiful, magical landscapes that will transport you to another time One of the oldest civilizations on earth, its recently opened its doors to the west and as it gains economic strength, begins to shape the 21st century. Traveler Justine Shapiro explores the traditional Southwest of China, the autonomous region of Guangxi, and the provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan, while Megan McCormick journeys though Central China, from Shanghai to the Yellow Mountains, and from the Yangzi River to Xian, the ancient capital of China. Zay Harding completes the tour traveling through the four provinces of Southeast China from Guanzhou to Nanchang. Along the way… ¨ Attend a traditional Long Horn Mio ceremony and listen to their amazing singing ¨ Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfalls, the largest in Asia ¨ See the endangered Giant Panda ¨ Visit a silk factory in Suzhou, the silk capital of China, and attend the temple fair celebrating the end of the silk harvest ¨ Walk among the 8,000 terracotta warriors built to guard to tomb of China's first emperor, Emperor China
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This is the second dvd I've seen starring Justine Shapiro. The first one was a visit to England, and I found that one ordinary and not particularly interesting. This is a different story. This is really an excellent show. Southwest China is much more interesting to learn about than England.
If you think Tennessee is country, you need to see southwest China. It makes Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas look like Las Vegas or Manhattan by comparison.
Justine mixes with the regular people. She rides on their sleeper trains and buses, and on horses and bikes. She eats their food, which includes dogs, snakes and frogs. She takes us to their markets.
After seeing this video, there's one thing I didn't get from the England video. I really like Justine Shapiro. She has guts, she's independent, she's sweet, she's pretty.
She also takes us to big cities in China, and they are very interesting to see.
I found one part of the film disturbing. She has some health problems and goes to a medical center. She gets acupuncture. We see the doctor shove needles into her skin. We hear her say that she doesn't know why she's doing this. We do not hear her say that it did a bit of good, and I think she would have said that if it was worth anything.
I tried acupuncture myself, and it made me sweat a stream, and nearly pass out. It is powerful, and I suspect that the doctor put way too many needles into me, and that I'm ultra sensitive to it. When he saw me passing out, he whisked almost all the needles out of me with one sweep of his hand, and I had to lay down on my back for a half hour before I could drive home. Then he asked me to make an appointment for a second visit. That was one of the funniest suggestions I ever heard.