My First & LAST Group Tour! October 13th 2011 I’ve gotta tell you about my first – and LAST! – group tour.
I am so relieved to be back “home” in Beijing and to close the door on the most boring, tedious, exhausting - you pick the expletives - sickening, over-priced “holiday” in at least the past 25 years. It was no holiday, I assure you. When I started these epistles I said that I would tell you about my travels, warts and all ... 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
This blog is what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish grannie in China and beyond.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have five delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retir... full info