China Experience - Part 2 - Terracotta warriors, the three gorges and PANDAS! May 31st 2011 OK, time for the next China installment!
I don't know what I was expecting Xi'an to be like, but certainly not the hugely busy place it was. Unfortunately we arrived at the start of Golden Week, a Chinese holiday, so everyone was out of work and thus wandering around, making the pavements very congested.
Olive (my tour leader), took us on an orientation walk, showing us the centre o ... 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