Harbin - Ice Festival February 26th 2012 A much delayed blog:
Less than 6 days after I got back from a 5 week long excursion to Vietnam and Philippines with the (relatively) warm balmy weather I was off again, this time to the opposite temperature extreme: Harbin (or Haer'bin) to see the Ice Festival.
The train was booked so I headed down to the train station. No english spoken or written anywhere so I was left to my own wits t ... read more
Asia » China » Heilongjiang » Harbin 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