|lovely sunrise over the mountains of rahhhssia|
Made it to China! After a cozy (read: leg-numbing) flight through time and space where I cycled napping and drinking free beers with watching the Great Gatsby, Despicable Me 2, Midnight in Paris, Princess Bride, and This is the End (Despicable Me 2 was by far the best, sorry I am a simple lady), I landed in HKG. I saw my aunt and uncle for the first time in 15 years. We drove to Shenzhen where my uncle lives, to his newer apartment which is built on top of a mountain.
It’s funny when you travel, you see flashes of your memories of places you have been, wherever you go. The Hong Kong airport reminded of me of Heathrow, where I once carried oars through with some of the greatest boat mates I ever had. The insane drivers and pedestrians here remind me of Parisian roads, the only place I ever thought I would die while in a car, with my friend Pids and our crazy host brothers. Walking through the newly developed streets of Shenzhen reminds me of strolling through Austin one afternoon during a training trip…
|view from my uncle's current apartment, eighth floor|