Category Archives: Travel

Journal of Leslie’s travels

Naha, Okinawa, Japan

Scene of one of the most bitter World War II battles in the Pacific, the island of Okinawa is now known for its green landscapes, tranquil fishing villages and temples dedicated to the gods of the sea.  I was supposed … Continue reading

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Nagasaki Japan

I have been here before and here is a link to my blog: https://lesliesh.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/nagasaki-japan/ Nagasaki is a small, hilly, port city on the west coast of Kyushu that can date its history back over 1000years.  Nagasaki was founded in 607 … Continue reading

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Sakaiminato Japan

The well protected harbour of Sakaiminato has a long history as a seaport for the San’in Region. Following World War II the city has served as the base of the fishing industry for all of Western Japan. Consequently, marine product … Continue reading

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Shanghai China

  I have been here many times before. The most recent in my blog are October 2010 and October 2013. Our first in Shanghai,  I went to the Shanghai Botanical Gardens to the south of the city as I had … Continue reading

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Qingdao (Tsingtao) China

Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a seaside city with fresh, clean air and several views of the Yellow Sea on two sides. It has the largest bathing beach in Asia and produces the famous Tsingtao … Continue reading

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Tianjin China

I have been to Tianjin before. Here is a link to my blog:  https://lesliesh.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/tianjin-china/ This is a port from which people can take an overnight tour to Beijing as we are here for two days.  I have been to Beijing … Continue reading

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Dalian China

Dalian is a modern port city on the Liaodong Peninsula, at the southern tip of China‚Äôs Liaoning Province. To the east, is the Yellow Sea, and to the west is the Bohai Sea.  It was   founded by the Russians in … Continue reading

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