China, Egypt and Africa

Giant Panda 

Take a journey through China with the author, from Beijing in the east to central Xian, Chengdu, and Chongqing, and from Lhasa, Tibet in the west, down the Yangtze River to the port city of Shanghai. This 100-page book contains 50 full color photos.

China still has its own set of problems. Yet the bulk of the Chinese people have more money and more freedom than ever before. They are polite to Americans and try to emulate our culture and characteristics while striving to surpass us in every way. Author piloting a sampan They are happy, peaceful, and markedly proud of their country and leaders.

Theirs is a country of superlatives: the biggest central square in the world, the largest and best imperial palace complex, the world’s largest dam, and the world’s largest and longest manmade structure—the Great Wall.

Enjoy the adventure.

 

Patricia Probert Gott

"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book. I read it over two evenings. You did a GREAT job! It was so informative and I loved the personal touch, especially since I knew you
. . . albeit a long time ago. Your pictures were great and you look the same. I want my husband Russ to read it and just maybe one day we will travel to China."       —Lois Martin, California

"Searching for a Magpie" is available as a Kindle ebook at Amazon.com, Nook at Barnes & Noble, in regular book form from online booksellers, or from this website.

 

Great Sphinx of Giza and Middle Pyramid 

"Despite Egypt's precarious location, neighboring hotbeds of Islamic extremist sympathizers and terrorists, I wanted to visit the cradle of our civilization. I wanted to see the majestic Nile, the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in reality, not just pictures in books. I wanted to experience their ancient mystical energy, if there was any, and to see how they have survived these past four thousand years amidst cultures seemingly destined to self-destruct.

 

Egyptian sailboat called a Felucca"Taking in the sights and sounds of Egypt involved several modes of transportation. Desert mile-eating Arabian horses were my #1 choice, but I also tried out a camel - not as comfortable, but well suited to posing in front of the pyramids! The Felucca is an Egyptian sailboat, very popular for cruising up and down the Nile River. A hot-air balloon ride over the Nile River Valley was a surprisingly pleasant experience! Carriage rides into town were taken by many of the visitors, including my group, with admonitions from our guide!"

Patricia Probert Gott

 

Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa 

"There are few areas of the continent that attract as much tourist attention as northern Tanzania. Mt. Kilimanjaro...has the highest peak on the African continent and its summit is snow-capped year round...People travel from all over the world to hear the hoofbeats of thousands of wildebeest echo over the Serengeti plains.

 

"Tanzania has a population of 29 million citizens, consisting of 400 clans within 126 ethnic tribes, mostly of Bantu descent...Its government is comparatively stable; various tribes and religions co-exist... Mama Lida is a designer of material.Respect and manners, initiated with greeting exchanges, are most important to Tanzanians and taking time to ask about family, health, and work is customary. People are much more valued than time... Age is honored in Tanzania."

Patricia Probert Gott

An autographed copy of "Searching for a Magpie", may be purchased for $17.49, and "Ancient Egypt and the Nile" or "Volunteer to Empower" may be purchased for $8.95 each, plus $3.50 per book shipping to U.S. Please visit the Shopping Cart to order. If you have any questions, please email me at pgott@gwi.net Thank you!
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  • Great Wall-Beijing, China
  • Great Wall, Beijing, China
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Wu Gorge-Yangtze River
  • Wu Gorge, Yangtze River
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  • Transportation
  • Patricia Gott on camel
  • Temple of Luxor
  • Egyptian temple in Luxor
  • Alabaster Carvers
  • Alabaster Carvers
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  • Tanzanian Sunset
  • Tanzanian sunset
  • Black Rhino
  • Black Rhino in Tanzania, Africa
  • Young Maasai Girls
  • Young Maasai Girls