See this tiger - before it's too late! (China part 1) January 12th 2010 As I saw the imposing buildings of both sides of the Lao Cai - Hekou border I can honestly say I was nervous. To me China was the least known country I would be visiting. I was fully equipped with phrase book, point at it book and a fully recharged emotional battery after the fantastic friendships forged in Vietnam. These things I hoped would make the transition bearable.
I'd heard nightmare s ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan 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
After 10yrs of working for cops in Manchester, England it's time for a little soul food and to remember that there's a great big beautiful world beyond these borders.
Like most people, some of the trip is light hearted and some to see the richness, culture, history - and favourite for me, the natural beauty of the world. If you have any comments on how I can improve my blog please feel free (deleting it is not an option!!) although I have felt that some of my entries have been a little too long to be enjoyable so will now blog a bit more often with a little le... full info