Harbin June 11th 2006 Harbin, normally best known for its Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival which takes place in January, appeared on television sets around the world last November as the water supply of the city's 3.8 million inhabitants was cut off for several days. An accident at a chemical plant in a city upstream from Harbin had polluted the city's main water source, the Songhua river, with a 80-km long benzene slick. ... read more
Asia » China » Dongbei » Harbin 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
Welcome to my blog. On this site you can read about my April-July 2006 round-the-world trip, and about several trips I took while I lived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea between 2007 and 2010.
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