Entries from Down Chicago’s Drain tagged with 'other rivers'

A Float Trip on the Li River - Part 2

The next day I woke early to be ready for the boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo. I had purchased my ticket late the night before, in some confusion over which ticket seller was best. A note on the bulletin...

A Float Trip on the Li Jiang - Part 1

The Li River is a small river in Guangxi Province, China, but it runs much larger in Chinese culture. It is most famous for the spectacular karst scenery along its banks between the river towns of Guilin and Yangshuo, the...

Flirting with other rivers - The Sumida

Back in the time when Japan closed itself off from interaction with the rest of the world, the city we know as Tokyo was called Edo, meaning "bay door". Before the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa moved the capital here in 1603,...

Flirting with other rivers - The Mekong

Recently I had the chance to visit Nong Khai, a town in northern Thailand on the border with Laos. Here the Mekong River forms the border between the two countries. Just outside of town there is a bridge over the...