Shanghai to Vancouver, BC - Homeward Bound
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You have moments to let your mind wanders or try to recall the places you visited. You try to organize the trip in your mind, so that when you are home you tell to your family and friends your trip so spontaneously. Before you close your eyes in your flight back home, you look at a glance outside the airline's window while your mind is floating among the clouds and slowly come back to your seat with your seatbelt around your waist. Then you know it is time to go home and worry how you get back from an 18-hour time difference. You promise to yourself you will work on your hundreds of photos and pick up good ones to be printed, but it is not always the case, but procrastinate to work on them.
You have nothing to declare at the Customs except a whole luggage of dirty clothes and souvenirs. :)
It is impossible of course to know everything about China and its people in a short time. But the fact that you were there and visited some interesting and historical places, gives you that feeling you are a part of the whole wide world and feel that far from home there is a wonderful and great life somewhere; and a taste of that life makes your world closer together and understand life in general. You surely expected that life out there somewhere is not better than our own home (country), but a taste of that life makes us compare, understand and appreciate.
After this experience of life in China, believe me I never get tired eating Chinese food everyday :), I come to think more seriously, when I come across to things that are MADE IN CHINA, and clothes I wear that are MADE IN CHINA. One day I'll be better using those chopsticks. :) ... and I find symbolisms with those chopsticks ...
This concludes my "Forever Yangtze River Tour 2007," but I look forward for another chance to travel around China ...