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Guilin  

Guilin

China

October 28th 2008
Beijing I left Kobe and Japan on the 16th October for the 3 day journey to Beijing. As usual there was a splattering of fellow travellers, 2 Irish girls, a Japanese girl and the by now obligatory Aussie. The journey was pleasant enough but there was very little to do except read which was grand. We arrived to a smog filled Beijing on the 19th and caught one of the spanking new express trains (tra ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China

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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