Shopping malls are a curious thing. Before I moved to Asia, I had thought them to be a very American icon. While cities in Europe had malls, they weren't town focal points. Asia, however, now does shopping malls better--and bigger--than any I've ever experienced in the US. This week on Novel Adventurers, we're writing about shopping around the world, and I take a look at the vast popularity of Asian shopping malls. Please stop by and take a look! Here's the link.
This week on Novel Adventurers, I write about why I love taking river cruises, and why the Yangtze River cruise is one of the best river-related activities in Asia. Click here to read the post, and while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment.
A sample of beers from my last trip to Australia.
This week on Novel Adventurers we're writing about beverages around the world--and I'm making a confession that isn't really a secret.
You see, I'm a beer snob.
And while you're there, don't forget to check out the other great posts about drinks around the world.
This week I was pleased to learn one of my stories has made it through the first round of consideration for the upcoming anthology Not Your Mother's Book...On Travel, which will be released this fall. More information about this anthology series can be found at www.PublishingSyndicate.com.
And of course I'll be posting more news as I get it!
Foshan's TV tower is a handy landmark.
Today my latest eChinacities.com article has posted, this one about Foshan, a small (I think there's 7 million inhabitants--so, only small by Chinese standards) city that neighbors Guangzhou. The two cities are linked by public transportation and a shared history here on the Pearl River Delta.
Click the link to find out why Foshan is famous:
Today the second part of my article on Guangzhou's Haizhu District has posted on www.echinacities.com. Please take a look for more on what to see and do in this little-explored part of Guangzhou.
Today I'm excited to be a guest blogger over at Novel Adventurers, a site run by novelists bitten by the travel bug.
I wrote about a festival I happened upon a few years ago in a Dong minority village in southern Guizhou province. For one reason or another, I never got around to putting this on my travel blog at the time ( read more about that trip at www.travelpod.com/members/bethverde), so here it is now, first time in cyberspace.
Take a look at the link, and, if you've got time, read the posts by the other authors. This week they're sharing stories about amazing festivals from all corners of the globe. http://noveladventurers.blogspot.com/
Beth is an American freelance writer who has lived in Europe and Asia since 2003. She grew up on a sailboat and, though now a landlubber, still enjoys a peripatetic life. She writes articles and suspense about travel, expatriate living, and many other topics.