Tag Archives: China

Around the World – In Pictures

Around the world in pictures – featuring a G.C. Cansler Version of “Be Thou My Vision”.    

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‘Round The World Q&A

As a person – especially as an American – who took extended time to travel around the world, you get a lot of questions.  From friends and family at home of course but also from those on the road.  There are not many Americans out there quitting good jobs, leaving houses, cars, friends, comforts…leaving “home”…to […]

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The Long Way Home…

Home. I’ve been calling this trip the long way home since my sister and I decided to go to New Zealand and I decided to, well, take the long way home.  Referring to my trip as the long way home really got me thinking about what home really is…because I need to be very honest, […]

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Trans-Mongolian Railway, Pt. 1

The Trans-Mongolian Railway. An epic train journey.  Aside from my chosen route of cutting across Mongolia, this is essentially the more traditional Trans-Siberan train route connecting Europe with the far east. 6 days of total train travel to go the almost 8,000K from Beijing to Moscow. If a person really wanted to explore Europe and […]

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EATS! China

The only travel tip I’m going to share about China is to Eat. Eat everything. Go in with an open mind and explore.  You will discover flavors familiar and new.  Textures and uses for so many ingredients is beyond impressive.  The diversity of food and choices across the nation leaves a palate more than satisfied with variety […]

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Sweet & Sour

No, this is not another post about travel in China and the good and bad – It’s a recipe from the road!! There was this little restaurant near my Inn in the Shuhe district of Lijang.  This is in Yunnan China and I traveled to this south west corner of the country to hike the Tiger Leaping […]

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A Tourist

Imagine this – You are a Chinese person traveling to Kansas City from Beijing to see the sites in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri.  All you know how to say is hello and thank you in English and you lack all ability to read English.   You do not have any friends in the city – […]

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China – Photo Essay

Some of my favorite shots from 3 weeks in China, which will not be featured in future posts. Covering Chengdu, Lijang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Xi’an and Beijing.

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A Witness to Death

Two hours into a 30 hour train journey from Chengdu to Lijiang China, my train stopped.  It was a usual stop at a multi track section to pause while another train passed.  I had been roaming the train, trying to escape cigarette smoke and find a little corner of peace – somewhere. I have learned […]

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