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Southwestern Adventure 江河行 2010: The Last Episode

by on Apr.09, 2011, under Posts

Finally, after months and months of delay, here is the last episode of the Southwestern Adventure.  Thanks so much for sticking with me through this trip!  Hope you enjoyed the pics and the captions.  I plan to follow up on these issues by exploring the downstream effects of China’s damming activity on its Southeast Asian neighbors.  Especially worrying are China’s damming of the Lancang River, known as the Mekong in southeast Asia, and the Nu River, also known as the Salween.

If you have contacts at NGOs or government agencies in Southeast Asia who are working on international river issues, please let me know.

Here is a map of our approximate route during this episode.

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Southwestern Adventure 江河行 2010: Episode Five

by on Feb.09, 2011, under Posts

Happy year of the rabbit.  Here are pictures from Episode 5.

Click here to see a Google map of our approximate route.

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Southwestern Adventure 江河行 2010: Episode Four

by on Jan.22, 2011, under Posts

Here is episode four of the Southwestern Adventure.

Click here to see our approximate route during this episode.

A reader in China told me that the pictures were loading really slowly so I made the pictures in this episode much smaller.  Hopefully this results in a more enjoyable viewing experience.  Please let me know when you have any complaints or suggestions about the site.  I will always do my best to address them.  I live to give.

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Southwestern Adventure 江河行 2010: Episode Three

by on Jan.09, 2011, under Posts

Here’s the third episode of the Southwestern Adventure.

Click here for a Google map showing the route on which these pictures were taken.

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Don’t Mess with Sichuan

by on Dec.08, 2010, under Posts

I thought you might appreciate the irony in the picture below.  This trashed sign, lying amidst various pieces of litter on the side of a highway running along the still-mighty ( not for much longer, thanks to a series of 22 dams currently being built or planned) Dadu River (大渡河), reads   : Please care for the flowers and grass, littering is strictly prohibited (请爱护花草,严禁乱扔垃圾).

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