City of Lights

City of Lights

In between trips, I’ve decided to review and republish some of my longer blogs into shorter and more focused versions. So here is the first of 3 parts from our visit to France in 2012. Paris, the eternal city of love and romance. The city has certainly been hugely successful in marketing themselves as such and it is the most visited city in the world. I had visited Paris previously in 1996 but it certainly didn’t impress me back then. It was dirty and messy, the proverbial Parisian rudeness was prevalent and there was a strike going on during my visit. Perhaps, it would be different this time. Continue reading “City of Lights”

Time Travel to the Cultural Revolution – Jiayang (嘉阳) & Bajiaogou (芭焦沟)

Time Travel to the Cultural Revolution – Jiayang (嘉阳) & Bajiaogou (芭焦沟)

This was originally featured in my earlier blog post on Chengdu and Leshan, but I’ve decided to have a separate post for this instead of having it being lost in an old and long blog post. Located in Sichuan, China, is this preserved coal burning steam locomotive that travels deep into the mountains to a unique village where time has essentially stood still since the Cultural Revolution. Continue reading “Time Travel to the Cultural Revolution – Jiayang (嘉阳) & Bajiaogou (芭焦沟)”