Chengdu (成都市)

“Chengdu is the original city name which dates back to its founding over 2000 years ago, and it is the only major city in China to have remained in the same location with the same name after more than 2000 years. According to the Song dynasty, geographical work Tai Ping Huan Yu Ji, the 9th […]

Tibet

Tibet

“In the time between the two wars, a British colonial officer said that with the invention of the airplane the world has no secrets left. However, he said, there is one last mystery. There is a large country on the Roof of the World, where strange things happen. There are monks who have the ability […]

Armenia

“It would be difficult, perhaps, to find the annals of a nation less stained with crimes than those of the Armenians , whose virtues have those of peace, and their vices those of compulsion. But whatever may have been their destiny – and it has been bitter – whatever it may be in future, their […]

Georgia

“The more I heard about this small nation of five and a half million snuggling between mountains ranges just beyond the Turkish border, the more clearly it emerged as the richest jewel in the Soviet crown. It seemed to possess the most dramatic mountains, the most exotic agriculture, the hottest blood, strongest mafia, the most […]

Romania

“Romanians have a saying, ‘Not every dog has a bagel on its tail.’ It means that not all streets are paved with gold. When I began my career, I just wanted to do cartwheels.” – Nadia Comaneci Full name Romania Official name România Official languages Romanian Capital Bucharest (1,883,425 – 2011) Currency Romanian leu Time […]