Category Archives: Chengdu, China, Sep-Nov 2016

Thailand Friday

Our flight was short and sweet, arriving in Chiang Rai amid orchids. Lunch in Chiang Rai: Popsicles just like the “old days.” Thai vegetarian lunch dishes, including a mushroom soup that contained many things I was not supposed to eat. … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Thursday

Lesson in the morning. More restaurant food ordering. I never tire of learning about food! Especially since the teacher was Jenna, who had already been my teacher once before, so she knew I was a vegetarian. I learned a whole … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Leave

Wednesday, November 2nd, 9 days left Such a yucky day. The haze just lay there. I didn’t feel like going out, had to shut my window because it smells like coal smoke. One thing I won’t miss – the awful … Continue reading

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Secret of the Radicals

Tuesday, November 1st, 10 days left Alarm woke me at 8:30am. Today I have a Mandarin lesson. I got ready, had a few extra minutes so called my wife to say goodnight. Left for class. Walking on campus there were … Continue reading

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Tibetan Quarter

Monday, October 31st, 11 days left Woke up at 5am to drums beating, calling me, but it was only a guy down on the street cleaning out a dumpster. Fell back asleep until 9:30am call from my dad, then 10am … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Roasting

Sunday, October 30th, 12 days left It got cold last night. I put my head under my blanket and tucked my CPAP tubing under the blanket with me to “pre-warm” the air I was breathing. I was awakened by a … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Success

Saturday, October 29th, 13 days left Thank you for all the phone calls and get-well wishes! I’m all better, now. Just a lingering occasional cough. Had a steam bun for breakfast and got all cleaned up for my language class. … Continue reading

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