From Beijing to Xi'an August 25th 2009 Day 5, Wednesday, August 19
Today it is raining and Lucy and Mr. Ran meet me at the normal time. However, I have to check out of the hotel and we don’t get on the road till around 10.15am. I’m a little put out as I will not be able to shower again before catching the train to Xi'an.
Even with the rain, the summer palace is still bustling with tourists and umbrellas are everywh ... read more
Asia » China 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