Temple of Earth and Niujie Mosque January 27th 2008 Sam Yeung and I met at the lobby of my hotel at 11:00 AM this morning and then left together by taxi for Ditan Park, in the northern side of Beijing. Though Sam no longer works for my company, we remain good friends and wanted to have the opportunity for some needed catch up.
Ditan Park is a 40-acre wooded break in the otherwise heavily populated area just outside Beijing’s second ring road, ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Welcome to my travelblogs!
More than anything, these blogs are a means for capturing my thoughts and experiences as I wander the World. Though they are now useful for sharing these experiences with friends and family, I hope that they will also help me relive the experiences someday when my memories become dulled by time.
I have been fortunate enough during my lifetime to have straddled the developing and developed areas of the planet. During my childhood in my native El Salvador, I was amused but extremely curious about these strange visitors that a... full info