It saddens me to leave China! I’ve really enjoyed it here.
It’s interesting how quickly you can settle in somewhere and feel comfortable and safe; just as we started to “learn the ways” we must leave!
What I will miss:
- our daily AM stops at Wu-mart (ie. Walmart) where andy buys all his non-peanut foods and I fill our backpack with all sorts of Chinese snacks for the day
- the funny English t-shirts that people wear but I don’t think they realize what they say (a grandmother wearing “playboy”, or a young boy wearing “do you marry me?”)
- paying a quarter for everything
- the red lamp-lined streets
- the hilarious English translations in signs (see the post Lost in Translation: China)
- all the fake brands (“Calvin Kloin” and “kaeppa”)
What I will not miss:
- the air pollution (and listening to the resulting “lugies” as Andrew calls them)
- the firewall
- us being the center of attention at all times
Time to board Thai Airways to Bangkok and finally meet Shane to continue our adventures!