Here’s your fun fact for today…all of China is on one time zone. In 1949 China dropped it’s 5 time zones and adopted 1 time zone for the entire country. For perspective, the United States and China are roughly the same size, and the continental US has 4 time zones.
|7:31 am, during one of our trips back to the US.|
We were on our first day of battling jet-lag and had
been up for about 4 hours at this point.
When we lived in Suzhou, which is on the eastern side of the country, it meant that the sun came up really early! This wasn’t a problem except that we had told our girls that they couldn't get up until the sun did. That’s not great when sun rises at 4:30 a.m. The city of Xi’an is about 2 hours inland and now the sun comes up at a more reasonable time!
Now, go wow someone with your new factoid.