My teaching term is complete. I’m a freer man and with some money saved can travel around this great, huge country of China. Time to kick this blog into travelogue mode: New Plateaus’ Central China Trek 2011. I write this, in fact, from my hostel–high on atmosphere, low on room quality, high in service. (Hey we know what Meatloaf said, right? Two out of three ain’t bad.)
And where am I? Well, from the southern tip of China where I lived, I flew a good distance to the central/northeastern region to a little village called Beijing. Yes, I’m in the legendary capital. And you’ll be reading plenty about it. Heck, today was just a wander-around-and-get-to-know-the-city kind of day and I encountered so much. Funny how time slows down and you can pack so much into a day when fresh and present to all that is around you.
Throughout the next few weeks, I’ll share with you all my fresh takes in word, pics, and video of what I encounter/insights I gain. From Beijing, I head south for a rural encounter with a 99 year-old woman. I dig deep into the heart of China by seeking wilderness highlands, ancient capitals, and then trek westward to peoples of other cultures/languages/climates.
And guess what?
So will you.
Stay tuned for many, many New Plateaus,