Tag: River

Taking a slow boat through China to the Three Gorges

There is something about China that cuts you down to size. It is not just the Great Wall or  the vastness of the country the density of the crowds wherever you go the 5,000 year old history the complexity of Read more…

Visiting the Three Gorges Dam, China

The largest hydro-electric power station in the world, its scale is mind blowing.  It includes three areas: the dam itself, a hydroelectric and the ship locks. It is about 2,300 meters long and about 115 meters wide. There is a Read more…