At the Dawn of China March 8th 2008 Somebody said that you couldn’t claim to have been in China until you have been to the site of the Qin terracotta army in Shaanxi province near Xi'an. Often during my frequent business visits to China I had thought about visiting this place, but always considered that it was just not possible to fit it in within the limited free time that I get sometimes.
It was actually Elizabeth who kept i ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an 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