A Chapter Closes... June 30th 2010 And so, here I sit ten months later in the Beijing airport.
I am bored out of my skull, munching on sawdust muffins and chugging Diet Coke while I aimlessly surf the Web. You know the feeling - the Layover Black Hole. It causes you to wander, tired and puffy-eyed, in search of a Starbucks or Mickey D's. And upon discovering one of these hidden gems, you stuff your Zombie-like face with cof ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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