Three years ago today Noel Piper and I boarded a ferry in Yichang for a 36-hour run up the Yangtze River to Chongqing. It was Day 3 of our “Esther Expedition.” This photo was taken off the bow (that would be stern) of the ferry as we passed through one of the cities along the river. […]
Back-packing with Mom
I spotted this darling mom and her baby on the streets of Yichang, Hebei in March 2012. Too cute for words.
Spinning in Yichang
SNAP! CRACK! SLAP! CRACK! The sounds became louder as we approached the plaza that was along the riverbank in Yichang, Hubei Province. Curious to find out the source of the unique sounds, we crossed the broad avenue to have a look. What we saw were a half dozen men wielding large sticks with ropes attached […]
A Tale of Two Tickets — The Ferry
“There will be Chinese people on the boat,” said the voice at the other end of the phone line. For the 5th time in as many days this was the response I got from a travel agent I had contacted asking for assistance in booking passage on a local ferry boat to take Noel and […]