Vanishing Charlie Street June 27th 2005 Unrest in the Southwest - foaming torrents and gurgling stomachs in Yunnan Provence.
As ever we left Chengdu by overnight train, arriving early in the morning in Panzhihua, close to the Sichuan/Yunnan border. Overnight we had passed through some high mountains, with Kim's popping ears keeping her awake much of the night. We were swiftly bundled onto a dishevelled old bus ready for the tortuous ... 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
Departing shortly from the desk next to that vacated by Sken Like A Ribble Fluke, another couple of Brits, Kim and Richard, attempt to find spiritual meaning and purpose beyond the twin pillars of Dilbert and the next interest rate rise.... full info