Beijing August 17th 2012 I finally managed to send a package back to the uk after something of an epic struggle. That called for a celebratory cup of tea at the bakery next door to PingAli metro station.
Beijing has many gardens and the only one I have had time to visit so far is the summer palace. It is the imperial garden, but was largelyreconstructed in the late nineteenth century after it was destroyed by the Briti ... 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