Hakka tulou (earth buildings) October 3rd 2006 Today I went with some of the other ex-pat teachers on a day drip to Yongding in south-east Fujian to see the Tulou (Earth Buildings) of the local Hakka people.
The trip itself was a long four hour trip through the mountains. About two hours in I was starting to deeply regret not bringing my ipod or a book to read when one of the rear tyres on the minibus burst. As we were pretty much in the mi ... read more
Asia » China » Fujian 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
Ok, so I'm finally doing it. On Saturday 12th of August I fly to Shanghai and then on to Xiamen to start my year as an English teacher in China. I'll try to update this as much as possible, don't forget to email me and let me know how things are going where ever you are . . .... full info