Across the Taklamakan desert... May 7th 2009 Heading East again across the Taklamakan desert which in the Uyghur language (Takla Makan) means "go in and you'll never come out"…mmm…sounds like fun but decided to opt for the “safest” way to cross the desert! No motor hand gliding this time, but a 29 hours train ride along the Tian Shan mountain range and a stopover in Kuche a lively oasis located half way between Kashgar and Urumqi. ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang 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
Started a new life chapter in 2009 and loving it! Bye Bye China (since 2003) and the world of Communication and welcome to the Humanitarian world! Where? Well...first 13 months in Pyongyang, North Korea followed by 18 months in Baghdad. Enjoyed every minute of it & somehow looking at life with a different perspective.
If there was one sentence to summarize my state of mind, it would be this quote from Ghandi "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever"
I am now based in Monrovia, Liberia and it is yet once more a whole new culture ... full info