Lijiang to Laos January 23rd 2012 Well, having been so tardy in typing anything and over a month having passed since our last entry we thought we’d better post something….
Lijiang at dawn is stunning: a maze of apparently ancient wooden dwellings leaning inwards over cobbled streets and burbling inter-linking waterways. It is however only sleeping. By mid-morning every building has removed its fronting wooden shutters to re ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan 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