I do it because it helps me remember the places, the people, and the experience. Later I can relive the moment, laugh at the happy times, or exaggerate the turmoil of travel.
But writing about travel and taking photographs also gives other people a chance to experience the events. They may not have the circumstances to experience the places I've been or they may want to be better prepared for what awaits them should they go.
My focus lately has been China. In 2006 we spent three weeks there. In 2008 we spent a month there. In 2010 we stayed two months and instead of traveling around the country, we stayed in one place. We want to get the feel of actually living in the country.
Our hope is to speak Chinese with the people there AND be understood. It's a high expectation.
Hope you enjoy the treks as much as I do.
Some things you might like to know:
1) Click on the picture at the top and you'll get back to the home page.
2) Click on the picture at the top and get another random one from one of my treks.
3) Click on your Refresh button and stay on the same page but get a new picture.
4) You can click on any picture in the blog and get a larger view.
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” - Clifton Fadiman