Beijing in a heatwave July 11th 2010 comments in italics by Jan, as usual!
The small French town we live in boasts, strangely enough, 3 Asian restaurants - not bad for a total population of almost 12 000. I describe these establishments as Asian (as they do themselves), as they serve a hotch-potch of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian food in the form of an all-you-can-eat buffet. We were lunching in one of these places rece ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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