Everything has Beauty, but not Everyone sees it. (Confucius)
I am fortunate, Confucius would agree, to be among the few of Guilford College, South Windsor Connecticut, or even young American Adults, to be on the verge of an adventure.
Tomorrow I will depart for JFK, out of New York, and fly 19 hours to Hong Kong, China, where I will wait in a terminal for 6.5 hours, for my next flight to Kunming, China. South Western China will be my home for a little over 3 months.
Over the course of that time I will learn Mandarin at an University, spend two weeks with a host family (who will hopefully enjoy the maple syrup I brought them), travel with Nomads, participate in a pilgrimage with Buddhist Monks, backpack through parts of the Tibetan Plateau, and conduct independent field work for two weeks in a city of my choosing.
I hope you will read about my adventures, while emailing and skyping me to tell me about yours. Thank you for your support, love, and well-wishes.