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]
Date: April 23rd 2009
For those who got an earlier message about the lack of photos - I've now managed to upload them (and deleted the ones which Travelblog in its wisdom thought it would be nice to upload twice, without giving us an easy way to delete photos), so you should see some photos. Because it's such a hassle doing it about four times, I haven't put much in most of the captions.
So I arrived in Han ... read more