Around Beijing November 17th 2007 Another intensive business week closed last night when I concluded my conference calls with Europe and North America very close to midnight local Beijing time. Though I was happy to have a few bonus hours that I could dedicate to my continuing explorations of this great city, I badly needed extra sleep this morning, so I did not leave my hotel until about 9:00 AM. Beijing had turned a lot colder ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Beihai Park 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