Leisurely exploring Hangzhou's lush West Lake. July 29th 2012 Prior to the trip, the city was described to me in one word, “lush.” This word kept sweeping through my mind as I partook in the activities around the city of Hangzhou's West Lake.
Dense greenery and an abundance of trees isn't usually on the agenda in China's major cities, however, Hangzhou was luckily out to prove it was an exception to the rule. The majority of the West ... read more
Asia » China » Hangzhou 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
Somehow I've ended up back in China where I intend to gobble my fair share of dumplings and do what I'm calling Asia 2.0.
I'm saving up for my next big adventure. The plan is to save enough to go backpacking again. There's just nothing like the freedom of long-term travel.
Someone wise once said, "It's the journey, not the destination."
"Be curious, not judgmental." -Walt Whitman
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