Back In Blistering Beijing June 11th 2007 After Xian and the warriors we took a train into coal country in the city of Datong. Not a pretty place. It was actually one of the ugliest cities I've ever seen, though worth a short trip. Upon arriving we met a few other travelers and checked into the same hotel. We then, including our new found Swiss friends (fondly referred to as the Swiss Franks) went to make our way to the Hanging Monestary ... read more
Asia » China » Shanxi » Datong 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
I am a new Graduate Student at the University of Minnesota, now studying Immunology. I hope to someday combine my research interests with my love for travel and concerns for Latin America's public health issues. My undergraduate years were spent at Hamline University in Minnesota, USA. Durin my years there I studyied biology and spanish, and played soccer. On long breaks I always find myself scouring cheap flights to take me on my next adventure to explore new places and find pick-up soccer games everywhere along the way.
I started traveling in 2005 when I studied in Guatemala while livin... full info