Overland Season 15 Episode 1 – Beijing

49m 50s

Overland’s journey starts from Beijing, which has now become one of the most modern cities in the world. With its peaceful daily invasion of tourists and visitors Tiananmen Square has changed radically, like it had on every previous occasion Overland passed through it: in 1985 with 3 fiat pandas in a sea of bicycles, in 1989 with the Itala shortly before the student protests, in 1999 with the orange trucks and in 2005 with the bicycles, in a square which was then full of motorised vehicles. A visit to a Shaolin Temple and an encounter with Kung Fu prepare us for the city of Xi'an, the ancient capital.