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Hutong at night  
   

Hutong at night

This street had some nicely restored traditional dwellings and shopfronts.
Mysteries of Old Peking...

October 12th 2007
...Was the title of a board game Alan loved when he was a kid so he was really looking forward to getting there. But I hadn't a clue if I was going to like Beijing or not - well, the thing is that on the way here we met a lot of people travelling in the opposite direction - heading towards Moscow - and I always asked them what they thought of China, and for their impressions of Beijing. While so ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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