Fired Up

I’m really fired up about this China trip. For Westerners, traveling to China isn’t as exotic as it once was. Business travel to China has become routine and tourists are regular visitors to the important cities, sites, and scenes. Our Swarthmore group won’t go too far off this beaten path, but with the leadership of Haili Kong and the usual ferment of issues and questions that arise from the Swarthmore travelers and their companions, I look forward to a stimulating adventure.

You can check the itinerary for the trip and look at a map of China by clicking one of the links on the right.There are also links to Swarthmore’s ever-changing home page and to a blog I wrote while traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia with a Swarthmore group in early 2006.

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I’ll try to write something every day or two—and next time, I’ll post some pictures.


2 responses to “Fired Up

  1. Can’t wait to see your photos, Jeff. Take some food shots to make me extra jealous. Have a great time.

  2. This is a typical Jeff Lott misdirection exercise. I tune in to learn about China, and get an education in astronomy and polar aviation.

    I am, however, glad to see that there are not yet palm trees in Siberia, and still ice at the north pole. All of those cold crinkled mountains look very harsh–a reminder that the next ice age will likely make global warming look like a picnic.

    Good blog already, Jeff! I look forward to the coming installments.

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