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We're all familiar with the cliche -- Japan is a futuristic, high-tech country; Japanese employees work harder than the rest of the world; the trains are efficient -- so that MUST mean the whole country is highly efficient -- right? Wrong. Japanese companies are not as efficient as you think.
In Chengdu, the capital of China's Sechuan province, say women are hot-tempered and dominant.
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This is Langzhong, China. In part 1 of this two part series, we show you more street food, plus we show you the this ancient city's rich history, as it's been around for 2,300 years.
It's 10am in Chengdu's downtown area. With the early morning sun brightening the day, the place is not yet crowded, in the city where people are more relaxed and tend to stay out late and sleep in the next day.
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WATCH: LANGZHONG PART 2 — Grandma’s Noodles and Ancient Chinese History

This is Langzhong, China. In part 1 of this two part series, we show you more street food, plus we show you the this ancient city's rich history, as it's been around for 2,300 years.
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WATCH: Eating Chinese Kimchi Pancakes in Chengdu

It's 10am in Chengdu's downtown area. With the early morning sun brightening the day, the place is not yet crowded, in the city where people are more relaxed and tend to stay out late and sleep in the next day.
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WATCH:Confucius still dictates Korea’s dating scene (sort of)

After 2,000 years, ancient Chinese philosopher Confucian still dictates dating life in Korea -- well, sort of.
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In Indonesia, radical Islam rising. But it’s not as bad as it looks.

While Radical Islam is on the rise in Indonesia, it's not as if there’s a car bomb going off on every corner, or enraged crowds of jihadis attacking people on the street on a daily basis. For the most part, travel is pleasant in Indonesia, and the place isn't going to implode any time soon.
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WATCH: Ancient Langzhong, China — golden retrievers, food and night views (Part 1)

It's around 7am in Chengdu China, and we're boarding a train in the massive Chengdu station -- a major city of around 14 million people and capital of Sechuan, the province known for spicy food and beautiful women with hot tempers (some say it's because of the spicy food). We are boarding a train to the ancient city of Langzhong, a place that is still kept up to look much the way it did over 2,000 years ago. It's also the hometown of my wife's grandfather,