China-Me and the Dragon

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Travel  |  House: Booksie Classic
Join the author on his month-long journey from Macao to Beijing: from the hi-tech metropolis of Hong Kong to old Llasa, from the pollution of Chengdu to the pristine beauty of Yangshuo, from the tomb of the First Emperor to the new model city of Zhuhai. Join him on a journey through time, from China’s past to its present and even its future. Join him on a journey through his own mind and its struggle to come to terms with the Land of the Dragon.

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China-Me and the Dragon

Submitted: December 08, 2008

Join the author on his month-long journey from Macao to Beijing: from the hi-tech metropolis of Hong Kong to old Llasa, from the pollution of Chengdu to the pristine beauty of Yangshuo, from the tomb of the First Emperor to the new model city of Zhuhai. Join him on a journey through time, from China’s past to its present and even its future. Join him on a journey through his own mind and its struggle to come to terms with the Land of the Dragon. Read Chapter

Macao

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Macao We decided to begin our journey around China in Macao; a city we already knew well. We used to live in Zhuhai, which borders Ma... Read Chapter

Hong Kong

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Hong Kong You join me on a ferry from Macao to Hong Kong. It’s super fast. I think it’s called a catamaran, or something, but wha... Read Chapter

Zhuhai

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Zhuhai Zhuhai is not famous. Marco Polo didn’t bother to visit it, for example, perhaps because it didn’t exist at the time, and ... Read Chapter

Yangshuo Guilin

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Guilin/Yangshuo The only thing worse than not getting what you want, Oscar Wilde, once noted, is getting what you want. I saw the tru... Read Chapter

A Bus Ride in Haedes

Submitted: December 30, 2008

A Bus Ride in Hades Long bus journeys are always unpleasant. Twenty-seven-hour bus rides are worse than unpleasant! They leave you wi... Read Chapter

Chengdu

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Chengdu The first thing you notice on arriving in Chengdu is a sudden deterioration in air quality, and let’s face it, the air qual... Read Chapter

Mutant Panda Killers

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Mutant Panda Killers Hum.. I’m thinking now of a possible science-fiction movie in which a great breakthrough is made in panda bree... Read Chapter

Lhasa

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Llasa You join me on a plane from Chengdu to Llasa. Almost all the passengers are Han Chinese, demonstrating who wears the trousers i... Read Chapter

Xian

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Xian There’s something about the name of the city ‘Xian’ that sounds wonderfully exotic to me. Perhaps it’s because it begins... Read Chapter

Beijing

Submitted: December 30, 2008

Beijing Beijing, meaning ‘nothern capital’, is a big place. In the greater municipality of Beijing, there are some seventeen mill... Read Chapter