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Dragon Scares Old Lady  
   

Dragon Scares Old Lady

Actually, this worshipper at a temple in Chengdu is just hoping that having rubbed the dragon's eyes and then her own her vision will be miraculously improved. This miracle may well have happened had a monk not just polished the statue with Brasso, a product that, as far as I'm aware, is not known for its sight restoring qualities.
Skin Care Advice for Idiots

October 20th 2008
In the evenings Yangshou is characterised best by the brash neon that lights the narrow café, restaurant, bar and souvenir shop lined streets of its ‘old’ town and by the foreign tourists who walk with an awkward John Wayne style shuffle between these gaudy Western-Chinese fusion establishments. During the day, the done thing for any visitor wishing to truly appreciate the landscape for whi ... read more
Asia » China

Chinese Flag 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
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