THE ESSENCE OF THE ORIENT: Wild Places, Unique Cultures, and Amazing Adventures
As a native of Taiwan and a scholar of Chinese history Szu-ting has an intimate knowledge of the diverse cultures and breathtaking wild landscapes found in both countries. For the last twelve years, Szu-ting has lived in the US, first as a student pursuing a PhD in computational linguistics and later working as a climbing and wilderness guide. Today, Szu-ting Yi is the owner and operator of LittlePo Adventurers, an adventure travel company that brings western clients on active journeys in China and Taiwan.
Dave Anderson is a professional photographer and mountain guide. Dave first visited China in 2004, traveling the length of the country retracing and photographing the route described in the epic travel adventure book The Long Walk. Since then he has returned several times to further explore and attempt unclimbed mountains in central and western China.
Come learn about a region of the world often hidden in mystery, see images and video of awe-inspiring wild places, unique natural history and irresistible food. Hear stories about the remarkable people who live there and discover the differences and similarities to the culture here in the US. Join Dave and Szu-ting as they explore the rugged sandstone cliffs of the Dragon Cave in Taiwan, sport climb up the Karst limestone of Yangshuo, observe young Pandas wrestling with each other outside of Chengdu, float down the Li river on a bamboo raft and trek into the high mountains of Western Sichuan and ascend unclimbed peaks.