a few days in Xi'an February 5th 2007 Ni hao all...my last blog was about my week in Tibet...now it's a description about my days in Xi'an with the same motely crew of friends.
We always planned to catch the train from Lhasa to Xi'an, for several reasons, one being, hey, it might be interesting! On one of the days I was struck with altitude sickness in Lhasa I felt like saying to my friends 'I'll meet you in Xi'an, sod the train, ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an 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
People ask me where I'm from..and I have to say 'everywhere'! I'm British born but I grew up in various places as well as the UK and continue to country-hop every chance I get. 6 different countries as a resident...I've travelled by plane, bus, train, taxi, ferry, speedboat, canoe, sedan chair, rickshaw, horse and elephant...my itchy feet and I are now in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, teaching at IST.... full info