Friday, 7 March 2008


aaah, China. What can I say?

China is a land of ancient history, a land with an enormous population and labour market, a land of rapid growth, and rapidly increasing pollution.

We loved it, and look forward to the day that we can return.

We arrived during the coldest winter in 50 years, just in time for Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). Some areas had enormous problems from snow storms, with one city losing power for two weeks. Luckily for us, the worst snow was more to the south than we were travelling, and no snow fell while we were there. By crikey it was cold though - I was colder in Beijing than I've ever been in my life. Clothes that kept me warm during a Tasmanian snowfall just weren't enough!

Maybe the photos say it better.