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: February 11th 2011
So I'm gonna do this 2 days at a time to (1) give my fingers/wrists a rest and (2) give your eyes a rest. A lot of things happened on this trip.. and it is going to take a few entries to tell it all.
Day 1: Shiyan --> Beijing 1/20/2011
Well I had my alarm set for 8am.. like I was gonna get up. ha. I knew good and well I would lay there and not get up when I set the alarm. ... read more