Guilin's Countryside, or "Wild China." February 9th 2011 Riding in the bus from the Li River dock to Xingping, and then from Xingping to Yangshuo, I couldn't help but think "this is it."
The sites of "wild" China are the most beautiful in the world. I actually considered asking the bus driver to stop the bus, so I could get off at one of the villages to explore.
I really wish I had. That may be one regret I'll have for a long time. ... read more
Asia » China » Guangxi » Guilin 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
Graduated in 2011, in anthropology, Japanese and Chinese at Kansas State University. I also somewhat study Tibetan. I have a keen interest in Korean, Thai and Yucatec Maya language, dont ask why. :))
I'm constantly in awe of where these small hands have taken me, and of where my feet might be swept off to. And how such powerful everlasting messages of love and life, instilled in these opportunities, present themselves as an enormous gift to such a small frail and mortal body. I now better understand and appreciate the world's people, through my time as an expat overseas.
I have traveled arou... full info