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The Travels by Marco Polo
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Aug 31, 2011

really liked it
Read in October, 2003

When I first came to China in October 2003, this was one of the ONLY books on that had anything to say about China, home to 1/5th of the earth people. I vividly remember thinking how awkward it was --- but I had certainly not anticipated the massive shift in this trend, and how quickly it would follow. In fact, before coming to China, my only expatation was based on some notes by Jim Rogers followed by Marco Polo's story...

On my flight over to Hong Kong, and eventually my ferry ride across the Perl River Delta from Hong Kong to Zhuhai, I vividly remember digesting Marco Polo's vivid descriptions. The excitement, the adventure, the uncertainty of the new traveler --- it was a wonderful feeling!

Now days, after living in China for the last 6 years, speaking, reading and writing Chinese quite well, and extensive travel throughout the rest of the world, I want to find a way to get back to that feeling of not knowing, of pressure, of mystery, of excitement...


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