Well, I promised a rant and there it is on the rarely used Umbrella 3. I could have put up pictures of people who told nonsensical lies about the places they had been to and who have been accepted as gurus but I have refrained. Not even a picture of little Mark Leonard, who is now known as an expert on China, on the basis of a few visits and the inevitable book.
This time I shall link to the forum and open up a Comments section as the "I was there" brigade should be given a chance to have a go at me. We all hope that the comments will be new, knowledgeable and written by people who know about full stops, commas and capital letters. But I know that the world is not perfect.