Did I have an expectations?
Yes. To see China.
Do you know how BIG China is?
Yes. To meet people.
Do you have any idea of the language barrier?
I speak English and French, I can understand some Spanish and a tiny bit of Italian (basically food stuff), even little Romanian with hand gestures, but Mandarin. No. Nothing, nada, nope, pardon, pardon, pardon... ya I'm still not getting that, here let me get my phone and find my Mandarin app and see if I can try to tell you what I need.
Did I put a lot of pressure on myself to be an amazing tourist? Yes.
Did I have a long talk with myself and make myself relax about doing, wanting, and trying? Yes.
Has my stay been peaceful, wonderful, and uneventful since then? Yes.
Am I happy? YES.
Have I seen all there is to see in China? No. You would need a lifetime to do that, and then some. Have a met some wonderful people? Yes. Can I tell you how much I like Edison. Is he one of my favourite Taicang-ites, ever? Yes. Does he make my day when he comes up and say "Hewo"? Yes. Will I remember him forever? Absolutely.
So I guess what I'm trying to say, is stop trying. Just enjoy the ride. Get rid of the expectations and just live. Life is about living, loving and being... you are not anymore valuable because you do things... just be you.
Enjoy the Ride.
Peace + Love From China!
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PS. Is this my favourite print ever because of the lessons I've learned? Yes.
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