Simatai - China's Great Wall Legacy December 16th 2006 As the intensive business week closed yesterday night in Beijing, I was now free to explore new places in China. My Colleagues, Liz Headland and Sam Yeung accompanied me in a trek to Simatai, a segment of the Great Wall that remains largely as the Ming Dynasty left it, 500 years ago. The striking beauty and authenticity of the Simatai segment prompted UNESCO to grant the “World Cultural Herita ... read more
Asia » China 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