With roots in history that can be traced as far as 3,000 years, I have to admit that even the rich Catalan history languishes compared with what is today’s China.
One country, one flag. Many cities, one flag too.
The mosaic below represents the Coat of Arms of the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, designed by the painter and heraldry scholar Rolando Arjona Amabilis.
The suanpan (算盘; suànpán) is the Chinese ‘brother’ of the western abacus; and which one influenced the other remains unclear: if the trade between China and the Roman Empire motivated the exchange of ideas, or if their parallelisms are mere coincidences from counting with five fingers…
When it comes to tea, each country in Asia has his own “recipe” not only for the brewing, but for everything revolving around it.