I discovered a very archaic notion today: that the best travel adventures are far far far away.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

Where you are looking from, all the way to where the guard stands, is the thickness of that ancient Xi’an city wall.


The glorious academic plans were thwarted by an offer to develop a huge-ass farm in SzeChuan.

The Weir

A separate pilot new town project was inchoate and we were just waiting to get over the red tape to start on the detailed work.

The long haul

A long haul project of four years brought me to a city that now sits very close to my heart. I worked on Yangzhou, flying in and out every three weeks.