Pandas, pandas everywhere September 30th 2010 Catching the train from Lhasa I can now lay claim to having travelled on the highest railway in the world. They even provide oxygen for those passengers suffering the effects of high altitudes. It takes 2 whole days to reach Chengdu which can be easily found by taking a pin and sticking it in the centre of any map of China.
Aside from the mouth numbing, spicy food that the Sichuan region is ... read more
Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu 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