Arriving in Xi’an, we explore the beautiful city center with its ancient Ming Dynasty monuments, and a trip out to the Qin Dynasty mausoleum with its famous terracotta warriors. Continue Reading →
After a 40 hour train ride rising to more than 11,000 feet, we arrive in Lhasa to see the temples of the Tibetan people, learn of their history, and appreciate the struggle they have with nature and other human groups. Continue Reading →
In 2007, Patrick and I joined Corinne and Tim on the first of what would be many trips around the world. We visited Beijing, Lhasa, Xian, and Tokyo. This is the first story of our Historic Beijing Adventure. Continue Reading →
Safari conjured up many half-formed ideas and most of these were relatively negative.
I investigated our accommodations. Hmmm…
I still thought this was going to be a visit to the zoo via truck. Continue Reading →
As a green young seminarian, I had the good fortune to be allowed to join my classmates in the University of Dallas tradition of having the sophomore class spend one semester at the UD Rome campus. It is a semester that is organized for travel. While we had to carry a full fifteen credit hour load, the term was skewed in organization such that we banked extra class time at the beginning and four-day weekends at the end. Continue Reading →