Christmas in Qingdao December 26th 2008 It’s Christmas morning and I’m lounging in bed considering my day. I have Christmas shopping to do, a temple or other tourist sight to see, and travel arrangements to make. I’m thinking about these things, but I’m not moving much. My room is so cold, I don’t want to get out from under my blankets. Temperatures outside are below freezing and I can hear the wind blowing. I think the Chin ... read more
Asia » China » Shandong » Qingdao 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
Growing up as a military brat, I have traveled all my life. I know, like most travelers, I know that there is nothing to fear about being in a strange place. Being used to foreign countries, I just get on airplanes and figure it out from there. I know so many people who have done so much more travel than me. ... but this is my story and it's not so bad.
I traveled through Africa in 2003. Including Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria.
I traveled to Guatemala and Honduras in 2005.
From 2007 to 2009 I moved to Seoul, Korea from Austin, Texas to teach in Korean schools. I needed a change in my lif... full info