The Coolest Place in China June 24th 2010 I've been meaning to blog about this for months, unfortunately I've had camera problems. So now feast your eyes and minds upon the glories of Xi'an!
Halfway into the Two-Week Chinese New Year (mid February of 2010), I took a trip up to Xi'an to meet my good friend ChinaMike.
I couldn't get a sleeper, so this was my first Chinese train trip on a seat. Luckily, not many people travel during t ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an 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
Unofficial ambassador to the street-sleepers of Kolkata, the mountain folk of Nepal, ice-cream vallas in Tamil Nadu, grizzled buskers in Wellington, taxi drivers in China, and whoever else starts a conversation. "The best travelers do not know their destination."... full info