During my last year living in China, I had the opportunity to visit Macau a few times, and I grew to love the city — the old city, away from the casinos. It’s in the old city where you can see the legacy of Portuguese rule, such as St. Dominic’s Church.
Since writing with joy about obtaining a 10-year tourist visa to China last November, I’ve fielded a steady stream of question from friends (and strangers) about the new visa and how to get it. So I decided to put a post together about some things you need to know about the visa. They are in […]
A late summer afternoon on Kunming Lake at the Sumer Palace, one of my favorite spots in Beijing.
These Tibetan women are spinning prayer wheels near the Potala Palace in Lhasa — spotted on my trip to Tibet in 2002.
When I was growing up in Karachi, Pakistan in the 1960’s we (surprisingly) had quite a few visitors come through and stay with us. In fact, it often felt like our place was a guest house (something we loved, by the way). If the visitors were from out of the country, we would all pile […]
Spotted at a rural school in Ningxia Province. Don’t you just love those smiles?