Leg 7 - China & Tibet November 27th 2009 They have a saying in China that the only men who travel alone are pilgrims or madmen.
Disagree if you will, but I must be on some sort of pilgrimage then. Or perhaps I am a borderline maniac. By that, I mean I am a maniac of borderlines. I can't get enough of fabled frontiers; the wilder the better. Borders are the places where cultures clash and connect. Where clans go eyeball to eyeball, br ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Friendship Highway 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