Category Archives: Travel

Grandma’s Trip to China

My 89 year old grandmother often speaks of the trip that she took to China in 1986. “China will rule the world”, she said. Here are some pictures of her stamped passport and itinerary. Continue reading

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The Mystery of a Traveler

The magic, the mystery, and the unanswered questions; What is the true appeal of travel, and will it bring happiness, or just aid in prompting more questions? Continue reading

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Plans and Theroux

The world is big and it is waiting for you! Go Forward! Take risk, change your plans, try new things, and most of all, don’t screw up while in Turkmenistan. Paul Theroux inspires my wanderlust bound brain. Continue reading

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Older Pictures

With little time and even less material to work with, here are some older photos that I like. Continue reading

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7.22.2010

To get to China, this is my goal. To find a way, this is my frustration. Continue reading

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The Road South

The ride to the city of Leshan remains in my mind as a great part of our trip. Major car accidents, fear home-stays and an interesting trip to a rural gas station. The rise of the long awaited culture shock. Continue reading

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Century City

After the irritation of schedule ass-hattery had subsided, I sat watching the new scenery drifting by. Chengdu looked absolutely nothing like Beijing. The traffic was unbelievable, with cars, scooters trucks, buses and miscellaneous other contraptions weaving in and around one another Continue reading

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Landing in Sichuan

After almost a week in Beijing, we boarded a plane and flew to Sichuan province, almost 1000 miles to the Southeast. New places, bogus schedules and the start of the most memorable part of our trip. Continue reading

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Third times the charm?

Hello to all of you in internet land!  I’m in the process of preparing more about the discovering China trip, but in the meantime I have some updates and some thoughts to post.  This gives me more time to write, … Continue reading

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