Xiamen International Airpot Garden Hotel
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... see a single westerner the entire day. Feel like the more adventurous part of my trip is properly getting started! Walked back to my hotel and watched BBC for a few hours while doing some last minute expense reports and time card stuff for my jobs back home that I realized I had forgotten to do before I left. Had a mediocre western meal in the hotel for dinner as I was too exhausted to go anywhere interesting and made a very early night of it. Wanted to get a good sleep in a ...
Took the high speed train to Xiamen today. Pretty scenery along the coast. Pardon the reflected phone in a lot of the pictures. Got lost trying to find my hotel and my data connection is so slow I had to call mom and have her find directions for me on ...
And then the Acupuncture doc did some Chinese cupping/bleeding. This basically meant he put a few little bam-bam-bam-bam-bam holes in my skin, then heated the inside of a glass cup, and suctioned it right over the area. Leaving this on for a few minutes drew out the blood and stagnant qi from this area. Oh boy how I love Chinese medicine.
So from taking the wrong bus and getting beautiful lost to redirecting the flow of my qi, my last few weeks ...
... not only with gratitude for green tea, cheap rice, and silk robes, but also I am unspeakably grateful for the people and places that loved me and raised me. And although my time has not yet come, I am so grateful that I can go home.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. T.S. ...
... of my new friends.
But as I thought more and more about this incident, and as I looked at the indents on my palms an hour later, I realized that something in me is slowly shifting to new place. Could I have articulate my exact sentiments in swift and decisive English and confused the (non-native) speaker? Most likely, especially since that is known to be my soapbox. But ...