So, it’s that time again. Time to hit the road. I’ll be following the same pattern as usual (north in the summer, south in the winter) and this year the start of the trip is in the seaside city of Xiamen. Ironically, almost every single other foreign teacher from my school has decided independently to also go to Xiamen at almost the exact same time, so it might be a bit of a foreign teacher reunion. But it’s no wonder everyone picked Xiamen to go to. The weather in Lin’an is a frigid 39, but Xiamen is in the low 60’s. Nice change.
After Xiamen the plan is to just go west for a little while, (I’m thinking I’ll end up in Mao’s hometown, and hopefully I’ll be able to buy a funny Mao souvenir) and then at some point go south before finishing in Hong Kong where I will stay for Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). This upcoming year is year of the dragon, which just so happens to be my symbol, so I want to celebrate it in style and I think Hong Kong will be just the place to do it.
But don’t worry, this space won’t be empty. As usual I filled it with pictures and such and I might just add one or two updates from the road (computers permitting). For me living in China is not just about teaching English, but also getting out and traveling so I’m looking forward to the break. We’ll see what this trip, and the year of the dragon will bring!
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