Yesterday at about 2pm we caught a public bus to a small historic water town called Xitang. The town has thousands of years of history and there are NINE rivers that run into this town, dividing it into eight parts.
Being in Xitang has shown me a completely different side to China. People here way more chilled out than in Shanghai and everyone's a lot more easygoing and friendly. There's ancient bridges and really narrow lanes all over the place and some of the locals still get around via little gondolas. This place is the epitome of picturesque and I went pretty nuts with my camera here. We're here for a couple more nights so I'm looking forward to checking more of it out.
This is the diary of my transcontinental adventures across Afro-Eurasia. I've just turned 22 and my name's Steve although most of my friends call me Bugs. The first leg of my journey is taking me to China where I'll be witnessing the solar eclipse of 22-Jul-'09. After a few weeks in China and short visits to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, I will be relocating to awesome Bangkok for about 5 months where I'm undertaking a semester exchange to study journalism and advanced reporting in Asian politics. During this time, I plan to take every opportunity to explore Thailand and visit neighbouring natio... full info