Thank You for Reading
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
286Trip End Jun 29, 2011
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For lunch, we went to a Chinese restaurant. I just couldn't help myself. The place is supposed to have the most authentic Chinese food in the city and it gets my stamp of approval. The mapo dofu was different from the examples I've had in China because it had less oil and spices, but it still tasted like real Chinese food rather than Americanized Chinese food.
After lunch, we hung out at my grandmother's house, which doesn't sound particularly exciting but is because my family is boisterous and hysterical. We had a fun afternoon together. For dinner, my half-Iranian cousin Hossein cooked a Persian meal. We had a salad of parsely, green onions, and radishes; two stews with beef, lamb, eggplant, and tomato; and rice with saffron, raisins, and nuts. Hossein also made yogurt with cucumber and dillweed. It was wonderful.
I think this will be my last entry. In the upcoming days and weeks, I'll enjoy seeing my family and friends again, and though that's interesting to me, I don't think it will be interesting to everyone else.
I have no closing words of wisdom other than that travel is an experience that can't be matched by anything else, but being at home is great too. I missed it more than I thought I did.
Thank you all for reading. I didn't always feel like writing at night, especially after getting home from dinners at which Chinese friends made me eat way too much and Charles made me drink way too much, but I'm glad people enjoyed the blog and I'll miss it.