Cruising the Three Gorges section of China’s Yangtze River exposes a traveler to a stunning scenic section of this third longest river on Earth. The river between Chongqing and Wuhan is gorge country. From the Chinese perspective, the dam has three main virtues--flood control, electric power, and improved ship navigation.
A South Pacific cruise can take you to some better-known islands, such as Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Rarotonga. The cruise may also touch upon some more-remote islands, such as Atiu, Aitutaki, and Mopelia.
Lee Foster’s main California travel guidebook, Northern California Travel: The Best Options, has been released in China in Chinese.
My Chinese publisher has just come out with the ebook translation of my travel/literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time. This is my second book in Chinese.
The universal desire of human beings to be part of a cohesive community struck me in Bali. Possibly the villager dancers I met achieved this community feeling in some meaningful way.
Each of us is bound to feel like an outsider, a minority, a loner at some time. I felt that way on my first trip to Beijing China around 1990. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 9 “Beijing: The Experience of Being a Minority” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.
The hard work that human beings perform around the globe to survive and provide for their families has always seemed to me epitomized by the industriousness of Hong Kong.