Silk Road by MGB – China Stops Day 30 to Day 46
24 May 2017 | Places
We’re at Day 53 and almost across China in our long trek from Bangkok to London (well to Abingdon, where they once made MGs). Here are a few more of our China stops en route:
▲ On Day 30 we were at Huangshan, one of China’s best known mountain sites and the view fr...
Share Bicycles in China
10 May 2017 | Transport
I’ve been riding bikes in Shanghai and Beijing, on my MGB Silk Road trip across Asia. On my first visits to China there were lots of bicycles. Over the years the numbers went down and down, part fashion (people wanted cars) and part government policy (cars were tomorr...
Yuz Museum, Shanghai
25 October 2014 | Culture
▲ Take the nose and tail of three private jets past their use-by date, join them together with long twisting tubes and turn them into three snakes writhing across the gallery floor. It’s Telle mère tel fils by Adel Abdessemed.
Art galleries are all the go in China ...
Chinese Guidebooks, Chinese Authors
4 February 2012 | Media
▲ Lonely Planet guidebooks have been available in Chinese for nearly 6 years now, Maureen and I went to China to help launch them in 2006, you can even read the Lonely Planet Story in Chinese.
▲ The most exciting development, however, was when with our Chinese ...
25 May 2010 | Media
Terrific. Peter Hessler has written the best book I’ve read on contemporary everyday China. Depending on where you see Country Driving it might be subtitled Three Journeys Across a Changing China or A Journey through China from Farm to Factory. Peter, a long term Chin...