A home from home January 19th 2010 Well I'm back at the Happy Dragon, which at this point is feeling a home from home, the staff are very helpful, I've got them to write a few useful phrases in Manadrin on scraps of paper as the communicating is pretty tough here.
Even finding the nearby Forbidden City was a challenge. I met the most persistant rickshaw driver in Beijing on the way. No variation of no, ignoring him or speeding u ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City 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
Well this is it. Armed with a rucksack and a very vague plan, I'm ready to get lost
This blog is intended to prove I'm still alive to those who are quizzical.
Although it may go through periods of inactivity, the internet being as illusive as clean water in many places.
(and me being distracted..)
Underneath is a map I'll update periodically as I move around
... full info