Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province, well-known for its spicy, tongue-numbing cuisine. It is also the home of 80% of the world’s remaining giant pandas. Continue reading Chengdu, Sichuan, China
I arrived in Guilin after the sun had set. As we drove into the city from the airport, steep karst mountains would emerge from the darkness, one after another. It was magical! Continue reading Guilin and Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an, is probably most well-known for the Terracotta Army that was first unearthed there in 1974, and somewhat less known for the 6,500-year-old Banpo Neolithic village discovered in 1953. Each of these archeological sites has its own museum, and both can be visited on a day trip from the city. Continue reading Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
I lived in Shanghai for nearly three years, from 2007 to 2010. I got to know the city very well in that time and consider it a second home. With a population of about 24 million, it was quite the big city experience! I returned for a short visit in 2013 was impressed with how much things had changed in such a short time. Continue reading Shanghai, China
This is my first step, and I’m excited to share my journey with you. I want this blog to be a history of the places I have seen, and a journal of all the places I have yet to visit. Growing up, I vacationed all around the United States with my family, which fostered my love for travel. I moved to China in my early twenties to teach English and was immersed in a completely foreign culture for several years. Having been back home from that experience for six years now, I am longing for another adventure. This time I plan to travel through several countries over a period of two years or more, working along the way. I am a photographer by trade, so that will be my main focus. Get ready for lots of photos and not so many words.