Back to China - Pandas and Politics. September 10th 2010 China. I'd really just meant to pass through on my journey south but somehow I got stuck. Three and a half months had not done this vast red land anywhere close to justice and there were still several regions I wanted to see. Also I'd been going on about China so much to Alex over the last few months it seemed only fair he got a taste of the action now he was here.
China is a fascinating place. I ... 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