I’m back!

I’m back from China!

bamboo! It really was a fantastic trip. Two weeks of new cultures and wild times. The work itself, despite a few equipment failures, went pretty smoothly. I’m really just beginning to get back into the swing of things, and I’m not sure exactly how to organize all my pictures and memories.

The last week of my trip was amazing. I ended up climbing Tai Shan last Wednesday. It was the strangest mountain I’ve ever climbed. With sore calves I left Dongying Friday and I got to a few last precious hours in Beijing. Those hours were exhausting, but I fit in some of the most exciting cultural experiences of my whole trip including an authentic tea house experience – rich with tradition and delicious teas.

I got home safely on Saturday after an annoying 24 hours of travel and was immediately hit with all sorts of daily life annoyances that I was able to so happily avoid while overseas (Bills, cleaning, lawn care, and the like).

Stay tuned for more pictures and tales of adventure!

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