Whew! I just finished up a whirlwind vacation!
At the end of September, my parents came to Shanghai to visit for about a week. I already posted some photos of our exploits, but I'm sure I'll a few more comments about that over the next few weeks.
My parents left for home just before the whole country celebrated National Day, the anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It's a national holiday, so I had a few days off from work. I decided to add some of my vacation days to the company holiday, & met my friend Debra in Beijing for a week of sightseeing. Stories & photos to come.
Then Debra & I returned to Shanghai together. She stayed with me here for another week, & we trapsed around town taking photos & buying lots of souvenirs. She left this morning for Arizona. It was so nice to be able to spend some quality time with one of my favorite people.
While I was taking photos of me & Mao, you've been participating in my poll, Where Should I Go Next? There's still time to vote, so be sure to go to my home page & look on the right-hand sidebar where you can add your own two cents.
In the meantime, I got another article published. Yay! This one's on culture shock & how to deal with it. Check it out here.
The last few weeks have been a great break from the routine, but now it's time to get back to work. I'll be posting more details from my adventures to catch you up. Stay tuned...