The Taishan Stairmaster 7851 May 12th 2009 I travelled up Mt Tai (Taishan) today. I've been wanting to do it for some time. Obviously Dave is still reeling from the mountain in Costa Rica so I invited one of my colleagues at work, Jojo, to join me. Her animal sign is the Ox and it's considered lucky if she climbs the mountain in 'her' year.
The day was long. It took us 5 1/2 hours to climb to the top gate (of course, I'm stopping every ... read more
Asia » China » Shandong » Tai Shan 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
Time to update my profile. (12/1/12)
Life is one big adventure. I know someone of note has said something like this in the past. I am a convert to the Big Adventure.
I have spent my first 42 years in a conventional vacuum. What I considered was a normal conventional life was sucking the life out of me. It's 4 years ago now that I decided to leave the 'norm' and I suppose now I have become a bit of an ' itinerant '. Not a label that businesses, financial institutions and Government departments have in the permanent address field on paperwork.
I have explored a small percentage ... full info