Review: A Story as Compelling as the Great Wall

"William Lindesay OBE is a British geographer, a research fellow at his alma mater, Liverpool University, and a recipient of The Special Award of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. After a milestone journey of 2,500 km on foot along the Great Wall in 1987, Lindesay returned to China in 1990 to retrace sections of the Long March. … Continue reading Review: A Story as Compelling as the Great Wall

Two Brothers Walk the Great Wall of China End-to-End

Updated with the latest video on November 29, 2022. My grandfather, Dr. William Edgar Geil, walked the entire length of China's Great Wall in 1908. He is first person ever documented to have done so. He photographed his journey using the technology of his time. The images are on large heavy glass slides viewed with … Continue reading Two Brothers Walk the Great Wall of China End-to-End

Nuku’alofa: Tonga and My Grandparents

Wikipedia My brother John, an occasional Guest Author here, posted the following a week ago on Facebook. I thought it would be interesting to share here. He talks about our maternal grandparents and particularly our grandfather, Dr. William Edgar Geil (1865-1925). Our grandfather was the first person of any race or nationality documented to have … Continue reading Nuku’alofa: Tonga and My Grandparents

Drone Flight Over the Great Wall

◼︎REPRINT FROM JUST SAYIN' 1.0◻︎ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017◼︎WM. GEIL & THE GREAT WALL If you haven't checked out my website section on William Edgar Geil & the Great Wall of China, I hope you will. It's an astounding story. In that section of the website I talk about William Lindesay, a British native now … Continue reading Drone Flight Over the Great Wall

My Grandfather & The Great Wall of China

◼︎WM. GEIL & THE GREAT WALL My grandfather, Dr. William Edgar Geil, was a missionary and explorer throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. In 1908 he walked the entire length of the Great Wall of China, roughly 1500 miles. He is the first person ever documented to have done so. Read for free … Continue reading My Grandfather & The Great Wall of China