The Geeky God! January 31st 2011 Sometimes the silence is so loud it screams at you. Sitting in the walled courtyard complex the shadow of the early Qing dynasty Bai theatre/temple loomed over us. Tales from the past, whispers of the future and a voice from the present wove a web of history, and a tale of personal courage that enchanted and moved me.
Mr. Wu lives in Duan village in the heart of the 'Stone Treasure Mountains'. ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan 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
I've always had wanderlust. Don't know where it comes from. When I was 26 I bought a 'round the world' ticket and flew off to New York. I thought after a year travelling I would have 'been there, seen it, done it' and it would be out of my system. Of course it didn't work like that. I travelled for two years and only went home when the money ran out. Then life took over for a few years, and travelling was confined to month long trips around Christmas, and shorter city breaks.
In 2009 Jim retired. Not to be outdone I also gave up work - at least for the forseeable future. We gave our flat in... full info