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Formal Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1961, faille dress embroidered with china beads. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the State Visit to Pakistan, February 1961."

from fabric of my life | UK interior design, lifestyle & travel blog

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Beautiful cobalt blue china to jazz up my collection. Love the letter plates and the ampersand! Awesome Birdcage China.

from Two Monkeys Travel Group

Ultimate List of the Best Hostels in China

BEST HOSTELS IN CHINA – includes rates, locations and great reviews that will definitely help you with your stay in China! In this article, you will find the following – Best hostels in Beijing; Best hostels in Shanghai; Best hostels in Xi’an; Best hostels in Chengdu; Best hostels in Guilin; Best hostels in Kunming; Best hostels in Hangzhou; Best hostels in Guangzhou; Best hostels in Yangshuo; and Best hostels in Lijiang. #BestHostels #China #TwoMonkeysTravelGroup


WOW!! The Rainbow Owl is a rare species of owl found in hardwood forests in the western United States and parts of China.

from Mail Online

Stairway to heaven: 300ft spiral staircase to give Chinese tourists a taste of the high life - as long as you don't have a heart condition

Tourists wishing to climb the 300ft up the Taihang Mountain, Linzhou, China must first sign a form stating that they have no heart or lung problems.

from BBC News

Ninety years of Castro and the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Bedaling Pass, on the Great Wall of China, on the third day of their state visit to China in 1986.


Empress Xiaokemin (Wan Rong,) last Qing empress of China on her wedding day. She was married at 16 to Puyi, the final emperor in the Qing dynasty, and would later become the empress of the puppet state Manchukuo in the 1930s and 1940s. She was an educated woman who was fluent in English and loved to write letters to her friends, read mystery novels, dabble in photography, and play the piano. She died as a political prisoner at 39 years old.

Kate Middleton and Prince William meet Jackie Chan and Chinese president Xi Jinping | Daily Mail Online