Friday, May 15, 2020

Once upon a Virus: Chinese response to the US Government

China has done a great job in containing the corona virus and showed that self-isolation and lock-downs are an effective way to stop the spread. Unfortunately they face a lot of criticism from the US Government as it tries blame them for their own poor response.
Here is a video that was produced in China that characterizes the problem.

Brick by Brick: Restoration of the Great Wall

I have been fortunate to have been to several sections of the Great Wall and enjoy visiting each time. The picture on The Riverlands blog was taken at SiMaTai around 1999. At that time SiMaTai was not a popular tourist destination and it was quite the journey just to get there. The views were amazing though and this section of the wall had a shear drop off of several hundred feet. I returned in 2008 and found you could no longer go to this section because of the danger. 
Recently I found an interesting article on the restoration of the Great Wall which is good reading along with interesting pictures. Enjoy!

Brick by Brick