On the Road Towards the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games March 9th 2008 Beijing, China had been trying to host the Olympic games for many years and when the IOC finally awarded them to the city, the entire country became intent to showcase the new China to the World. The same will and pride that inspired building the awesome Great Wall and the magnificent Forbidden City are now driving the construction of the most spectacular sports venues that the World has ever see ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Olympic 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