xin nian kuai le (Happy New Year)! February 18th 2007 Yep, it's Chinese New Year and it's the year of the pig, which means nowt to me as I'm a dog according to their calendar...
I flew into Chengdu last night from Dhaka, and saw the fireworks over Kunming and Chengdu as I flew which was lovely. As soon as I arrived I hopped into a taxi and went to my friend Steven's house where he was having a little gathering to celebrate the New Year, which consi ... read more
Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu 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