In the last few months, I was fortunate enough to visit China twice. The first visit was with 14 students in October 2017 and the second was with Fontane in January 2018. Both trips were enjoyable and rewarding in different ways.
Sitting at home in the morning, after returning from a month long tour and training in China, has me reminiscing about the exhilarating and mind blowing experience that China is. However as the great Taoist philosopher, Lao Tzu said, “The Tao that can be expressed isn’t the real Tao.” So knowing the limits of language as a tool to express the inexpressible, I will endeavour to do my best.
Highlights of the 2011 China Trip : Shanghai, Yunnan, Chengdu, Xian, Mount Wudang and Beijing
During September, fifteen students and family members joined me on a memorable trip to China. The first words from our national tour guide Vincent were, “China is too big!” We soon realised just how huge China is – there are the large cities such as Shanghai, then there are the mountains. After getting some understanding of the nature of China in Shanghai, we went to the Yunnan province where we gained a whole new perspective of the vastness of this great land.
Highlights of the 2007 China Trip : Beijing, Tibet, Chengdu and Shanghai
This is our 5th tour of China and our first visit to Tibet, the Land of Snows. A group of 19 people from the ACT, New South Wales and the Gold Coast joined me on this trip in September. It was great to share their company and enthusiasm.
Highlights of the 2006 China Trip : Shanghai, Mount Wudang, Xian, Louguan Terrace, Hua Shan and Beijing
The Joys and Thrills of Travelling in China
September 15 marked the beginning of our fourth trip to China. St udents joined me on a 18 day tour of some of China’s famous mountains, great cities and incredible sights. It is difficult to describe China. It is a land of many contrasts – the largest and most modern cities on the planet surrounded by some of the oldest monuments in the world.