Beijing Express (or Opportunistic Tourism) December 10th 2006 After returning to Japan for two business days of back-to-back work (no time to explore anything else this time), I flew to Beijing yesterday night for a couple of weeks of business engagements in China. The good thing about arriving during the weekend is that I was able to dedicate the entire day today to explore a couple of places that I had never visited before: Yonghegong (or Lama Temple) an ... 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