All I Can Say Is, "Wow" August 19th 2010 Upon emerging from the tunnel under the street, I was instantly dwarfed by the Forbidden City. I crossed over marble bridges, just ahead of some tour groups. It was all I could do to hobble faster to get ahead of them. Guards and plain-clothes police watched us as we passed en masse toward the big, red gate.
Immediately after passing through the gate (it's surprisingly deep), I was dwarfed b ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City 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
After years of aimlessly plugging away 9 to 5, and having people continuously ask me what I really want to do with my life (while offering some good and not so good suggestions), I've taken a bold step in this adventure called life, and I'm teaching English in Asia. I started out in Shenzhen, China, moved on to Guangzhou, and now I'm in Bangkok, Thailand. I also travel around Asia and enjoy sharing those stories as well.
This is not an undertaking for just anyone, as my friends assure me. I documented the ups and downs of my preparations and now my actual experi... full info