The Great Wall August 11th 2012 So I have been really crappy about trying to update this blog. Part of the reason was we didn't have any internet connection while we were on the Silk Road. Other times I was just too lazy and tired. I'll just do a quick re-cap of today and try to catch up on other stuff later.
Today was the Badaling section of the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. I'm not sure which emperor's tomb ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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