Qingdongling - Eastern Qing Dynasty Mausoleums December 17th 2006 Sam showed up at my hotel with our hired taxi at 7:10 AM (one hour later than yesterday) and we departed together to pick Liz up at her hotel. Driving to the tombs site in the northern Hebei province took us a couple of hours, mostly over highways but within a few kilometers from the site, we actually passed through the town of Zunhua, which according to Sam, is actually considered a suburb of Be ... read more
Asia » China 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
Welcome to my travelblogs!
More than anything, these blogs are a means for capturing my thoughts and experiences as I wander the World. Though they are now useful for sharing these experiences with friends and family, I hope that they will also help me relive the experiences someday when my memories become dulled by time.
I have been fortunate enough during my lifetime to have straddled the developing and developed areas of the planet. During my childhood in my native El Salvador, I was amused but extremely curious about these strange visitors that a... full info