Soaked and stuffed in Beijing May 22nd 2007 Beijing is amazing!!! Our room in the Red Lantern is one of the nicest I have ever stayed in - all red silk, dark wood and crisp white sheets. Sunlight shining through the coloured window panes spreads hazy red and yellow pools across the bed and floor and our door opens onto an open courtyard filled with leafy trees hung with red lanterns. Perfect! There's even a little pond filled with fat goldf ... 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
Riga to Beijing on the mighty Trans Siberian via Russia, Mongolia and the wedding of the century.
And there's more! Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania with Dee-lightful Maguire coming up...
Still moving, not stopping:)... full info