We stepped down through the valley along with the water. Wide waterfalls linked together colorful tiered lakes of various greens and blues. Meanwhile, steep mountains hemmed in the narrow valley. Forests covered the lower sections while granite took over in the upper areas. A few Tibetan villages remained in sideContinue Reading

Gray silty water brushed swiftly up against the bank. Its force spun a fish wheel into motion dropping water and the occasional salmon into a wooden box. One step into the fast-flowing waters of the mighty Copper River would likely have marked the end of Mr J’s river finding days.Continue Reading

When I lived in China Mainland, I visited some national parks. After visiting one, I always searched for lists of more of these special places. Instead, I often ran into articles talking about China’s plan to start creating national parks. Additionally, UNESCO world heritage designations plus a system of “A”Continue Reading