Thursday, February 18, 2010

Irish Times on COUNTRY DRIVING by Peter Hessler: Car trips around China turn up myths, dying villages and can-do entrepreneurs


"OF ALL the terrifying experiences of travelling in the east, there are few to beat the long-distance high- altitude bus journey in rural China. Peter Hessler, in his lucid and intelligent road trip of China, explains why: bus drivers never own their buses, and pay depends upon a percentage of ticket sales. "