Perception and Perspective
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
286Trip End Jun 29, 2011
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It's much easier and faster to type, and I can share this blog instantly. However, I realized this evening after reading my meager journal entries that the thoughts therein are much more personal. They're messy, unscreened, and admittedly a little embarrassing. I knew nothing when I first arrived, which is only natural, but it's difficult for me to read now. Not that I know so much about China now, but I've learned more than I initially thought possible in six months, and reading my initial lamentations about having nothing to eat besides crackers and jarred peaches now sounds ridiculous.
It took me less than a week to get to Auchan (thanks to Charles), but the three days I spent with instant noodles, crackers, and jarred peaches seemed like an eternity at the time. Perception and perspective are strange things.
I have about three and a half months left here. My first three and a half months, from the end of August to the middle of December, passed by slowly. But I have a feeling my last three and half months won't. I'm not ready to be done with China yet, and there are people I'm certainly not ready to say goodbye to. I don't know whether the next three and a half months will make it easier or harder.