We took a boat from Guilin to Yangshuo and this is the sort of view at every bend in the river. Despite the mad rush of tourist boats that left Guilin, they ended up pretty spaced out and it was incredibly peaceful.
All the Tea in China September 8th 2006 Chengdu, China
August 14, 2006
Sean: Everybody loves pandas.
Did you know:
• That there are only 1,590 (est.) giant pandas roaming around in the wild and only 170 in captivity?
• That they have an extra digit on their fore-paws that acts as a pseudo-thumb and helps them to grasp objects?
• That they require about 110 pounds of fresh bamboo daily and will “excrete” about 25 to 65 poun ... read more
Asia » China 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
¨Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.¨ Mark Twain... full info