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My semester in China has been steadily rushing by; I'm already over a third done my time here! I can't believe so many days have passed since I last hugged my family good bye in that airport. But alas, the days are packed full of lots of learning, plenty of trying, and many new adventures. We just had the National Autumn Festival here not too long ago. Although we international students didn't get off classes for a week like the Chinese, between memorizing stacks ...
... is good for me,and this is making me a better version of myself. And although the next few weeks are full of classes that will challenge all my free time away, there are weeks of train rides and journey time glistening on the horizon.
But right now, I'm living in the tick of my watch because 3 months doesn't pass in an instant,and it doesn't depend on how you think it ought to ...
... 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 ...
... forget or have no luck finding one of several electric passenger golf carts to take you there.
The tide was out when I arrived, so a steep climb down barnacled stone steps took me along the shoreline of fishing boats where people live, fish and trade from their vessels. It is very much a marine atmosphere here that takes you back to a slow and different time.
The reality check however is a glance back to the mainland ...