Summer in Beijing September 12th 2011 Hi,
It’s Mid-autumn Day, a national holiday in China and a time when families get together to eat round “moon cakes” and wish each other long lives of good luck and happiness. 8th August was the first day of autumn, and I was told that it is often the beginning of the worst month of heat. Luckily August wasn’t paticularly bad this year.
Before it ends, I’ll sum up summer in Beijing i ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Chaoyang district » Dongzhimen 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
This blog is what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish grannie in China and beyond.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have five delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retir... full info