TOP LEFT: Jerusalem's ancient, intriguing streets beg to be explored. TOP RIGHT: Rooftops abound with solar collectors, which turn Israel's 320 days of sunshine into a viable source of energy. BOTTOM LEFT: Ordzhonikidze's Sunnit Mosque, at the foot of the towering Caucasus, is now a museum. BOTTOM RIGHT: Large city parks, like this one in Jilin, were once closed to all except the Chinese royal family and foreigners.
ISRAEL: DEWAYNE COXON/SOVIET: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF/CHINA: ALAN FEIGENBERG
No trip to China is is complete without a visit to the Great Wall.
PHOTO: ALAN FEIGENBERG
What better place to write a trip diary than in the flower-strewn fields outside the Soviet spa of Pyatigorsk?
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