Changchun expectations


Changchun was wonderful.  It exceeded my expectations. Now I’ll make sure that I go on every trip possible with Anders. I can’t say enough how warm, welcoming, and friendly the Chinese are.  It was nice to come home to 82° and sun. I’ll have more to write this week and I have some nice photos of places I visited.

1) I expect to lose 1-3 pounds  Doubtful, we had too many great Chinese meals. I may have gained.

2) I expect to be stared at  Let’s just say that Changchun isn’t much of an international city. I did not see one other western woman at the hotel.

3) I expect to have my photo taken once, either on the sly or with someone  I had several photos taken on the not so sly, starting at the airport in GZ.

4) I expect I won’t be as cold as everyone thinks  I was colder than everyone though. It snowed overnight and there was still a light snow falling when we left.

5) I expect to eat all the granola bars and drink all the Starbucks VIA coffee I packed I brought some of each home.

6) I expect to do a lot of reading  Barely cracked open the Kindle.

7) I expect that I may break my Golden Rule and eat at McDonald’s (if there is one)  I continue my streak of not eating at McDonald’s while traveling.  See #1.

8) I expect to have a lot of good stories next week 😉 I have some very nice stories.

9) I expect to have a blast no matter what happens!  I had a lot of fun, learned a lot of Chinese history, met great people, and would go back again! (in the summer)

6PM – 74°


About vikarenously

I am an ex-pat living in Guangzhou, China. I am married to the man of my dreams who has indulged my love of travel by working hard enough to snag two international assignments. Oh yes, I also have two amazing children who accompanied us on our first one to Switzerland and are now mature and responsible adults which makes it so easy for us to experience this adventure as empty-nesters. Experience it vicariously with Karen.

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