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... aren't meant to be conversations with strangers; some comments, or incidents, or humiliations are best left to a simple laugh and a quick about-turn. There are times to be offended, but most times are not meant to be taken personally, especially in another culture. If I took all to heart here, I would spend the days tucked safely in my bed with a month's worth of ramen. But alas, what kind of adventure would that be?
Our group took a day trip a little up the coast to Quanzhou on Wednesday, and the sights took my breath away. Some for the scope of their exquisite and intricate massiveness, and some for the details of devotion on a 2000 year old rock. The day was full of wonder, yet again. The town is often thought to be the end/beginning of the Silk Road, and was thus diversely populated for thousands of years. The religious diversity evident in ...
... yet still, the aloe white grape juice that I simply adore, the fruity mentos they have on the second floor, the books I'm reading, the emails from home, the little spark of hope and joy and peace. There are moments where I see the grand adventure I'm on, and I know that it is good.
My friends, this isn't easy. But I know that it will be worth ...
... Chips - Club Sandwiches. No one is really sure who paid for what or if we paid for some of it at all. Quite a comedy really.
Security at Chinese airports is fastidious - so much so that we nearly missed our plane from Guangzhoi to Xiamen - the plane missed its take-off window and we ended up having to wait on the tarmac for ...
... am used to being looked at differently when I come to China. I rarely notice it any more. But at times on this trip, it became a bit overwhelming. One such place was Xilin Hot in Inner Mongolia! I could not go more than 5 feet without another group of giggling locals shyly coming up and wanting me in a photo with them! I have had parents push shy kids towards me to practice a ...