Tiny Grass is Dreaming January 27th 2008 Boarding the battered old ferry at Beihai we were torn between relief and trepidation: happy to be leaving that frozen, barren town but distinctly hesitant about the impending 12-hour sea-bucket journey.
We had managed at the last minute to upgrade ourselves from the 30-to-a-room cattle-class about which we had heard so many colourful, zoological analogies and which, we now saw, offered ... read more
Asia » China » Hainan » Sanya 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
After an exhausting month racing round Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, I am back in Kunming. The blog, however, has temporarily been left somewhere back in North-eastern Cambodia due to an unfortunate run-in with a memory card virus which has left me minus most of my photos.
Avenues are being explored...
Now in: Kunming, China.... full info