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... of Shanxi Tourism Bureau, and Head of China Daily Shanxi Bureau.
Totally 25 members were participated on this event from various nationality. The meeting went very well with everyone's self introduction. We had this meeting for 45 mins and moved on for dinner.
In the morning, Howard thankfully had to go to work. He made us breakfast of tea and toast, and then Amy and I played with the dog until he got back.
I was completely exhausted by this man. At one point we were talking about my parents and he asked if I lived at home with them whenever I went back to Canada. I said yes and then he followed that up with "So you're not ready to cut the umbilical cord yet, eh???"
What the actual.... I was ...
... nodding off while simultaneously keeping one eye open, in case the train arrived. When it finally did, the walk over to the track woke me right back up and I had a terrible time getting back to sleep. Eventually, I managed to drift off here and there throughout the night.
In the morning, I went straight to the Qiao Family Courtyard. I had a tough time finding bus 611 that went to the bus station I needed (Jiannan). Eventually, I got there, and I ...
We left Pingyao after lunch and got back on the motorway. We didn't have any luck finding a rest area for the night so took an exit to a little village. The toll station at the exit weren't happy that Skippy hadn't been given a toll card at the last station as they considered it a truck. We had no problems as they considered us a car. Eventually it was sorted out and ...
... It makes me think, if I would of acted purely on emotion, we probably would have been back home right now!!!
Looking back I have never been more proud of myself for seeing something through. Those cheesy inspirational quotes are right: "If 'Plan A' doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Stay cool!"
12 weeks and 5 days later, I am filled with joy knowing I stuck to it. I asked for help and ...