And how sweet it is.
Ahh coming home last night at 12:30 at night, after a 36 hour day that began at 2:30 in the morning in China and ended after 10 hours of layover and 3 flights, being in my own home, in my own bed, felt like heaven.
We traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then finally home to B-lo. The cool part about going to these airports was able to eat sushi in Japan (!) and I was able to eat at the French Meadow Bakery Cafe (who I have done a product review for…..awesome breads) in Minneapolis. So, aside from being the longest day of my life (literally), being able to have some awesome eats made up for it in a way.
My last few days in China were fun, even though I am so happy to be home, here’s a little recap of my last day in Xian as well as my last two days in Beijing:
On Sunday, our last full day in Xian we visited the wild goose pagoda and the city square.
Scenes from a local park in the city square:
Both were beautiful places to walk around.
I was so happy to find a Subway for lunch and even bought an extra sub for dinner! I really liked the Chinese food but I had been having such an adverse reaction to it that I needed some simple american food (especially bread).
Here’s a funny menu I saw while we were out on the town:
On Monday we had our closing ceremonies at the campus and they forced us we sang the song we learned in music class for the staff and dean of the school. A little embarrassing lol.
Then in the afternoon we headed back to Beijing to spend our final day in China.
We visited the beautiful Imperial Summer Palace.
This place was so picturesque and looked like it was straight out of a movie. Such a pretty place.
My two week trip to China was truly eye opening and completely unforgettable. China is so different from the US and being there has made me so much more appreciative of the life and opportunities I have here. Many people there are a lot less fortunate than Americans and I feel as though I have developed a whole other level of gratitude for the freedoms and lifestyle our country allows us to live with.
I can tell you that I love eating with chopsticks! So you will be seeing a lot more of those around the blog. Say goodbye to forks! Chopsticks are so much more fun in my opinion. Right Katie?
Oh and check out what I had for my first breakfast back at home….
ONO!!!! Oh how I missed you! I served them in a bowl I picked up from a market in Beijing. It’s even got a holder for chopsticks built right in (or a spoon in this morning’s case).
Well I am off to unpack and work on my store <there’s the link btw!!!
You can officially start buying products!
PS. stay tuned for a whole bunch of product reviews over the next few days (I received a ton of products while I was away), including: amazing grass, zing bars, emmy’s organics, raw revolution, and navita’s naturals!