Jennifer de Lasala previously authored two books on the software program WordPerfect. Her later books are about her observations and experiences while teaching in China, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Nepal & India.
The author is an experienced world traveler and has ventured afield to the far-flung mysterious lands of Ladakh, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, and Yemen. Over the years with a passion for photography and while traveling overland on public buses, land rovers, and trains, the author observed and photographed interesting people, delightful children, fantastically carved statues, breath-taking landscapes, and wild animals.
One exciting trip involved a four-and-half-month safari to Africa starting in London, UK and finishing up in East Africa. On another occasion, she undertook a dangerous overland trip on public buses starting in Venezuela and ending up in Brazil five months later, unscathed.
In the 1970s the author traveled unescorted overland by public bus from London, the UK through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal.
Much later, in 2000 the author gained additional travel experiences while teaching and traveling abroad for over ten years working as an English language instructor in China, South Korea, Central Europe, Turkey, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar, India, the Middle East, Mexico, and Guatemala.
As a world traveler, avid photographer, Internet research buff, English instructor, nurse, public watchdog, and persistent whistle-blower the author has had an adventurous life including voyaging on small vessels along the three longest rivers in the world: Amazon, Nile, and Yangtze rivers.
Born in the Australian Outback among the Aborigines, sheep, wild boars, snakes, scorpions, goannas, emus, and kangaroos; she now lives in a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada, surrounded by black bears, black flies, and the odd lynx.