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Month: July 2018

Day 6: More Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Blue Moon Valley Adventures (July 30th)

Day 6: Yak Meadows, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Blue Moon Valley (July 30th) Waking up just before 7am I took the time to finish yesterday’s writing and catch up with my virtual world. I also squeezed in a short morning conversation through messenger with my partner. My back was hurting a lot and I…
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Day 5: Overnight Train to Lijiang and Exploring the City(July 29)

Day 5: Overnight Train to Lijiang and Exploring the City At 5am there was a knock at the door to my sleeper birth. Having already been awake for a while now though it didn’t really startle me. My brother in law was checking in to make sure we were awake as we were set to…
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Day 4: Exploring Kunming/Overnight Train to Lijiang (July 28)

Day 4: Exploring Kunming/Overnight Train to Lijiang (July 28) It was around 11:30pm when I powered down for the night. With plans to start our day at 8:30am I figured this would be plenty time for rest. Unfortunately, I slept quite poorly and woke up many times throughout the night. I suppose my body is…
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Day 3:Beijing to Kunming (July 27th)

Day 3:Beijing to Kunming (July 27th) I woke in a bit of panic to the phone in our room ringing. I remember been in the middle of an intense dream, but I can’t remember what it was about now. I asked Kim the time and was pleased to hear it was 5am and we still…
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Day 2: Flying and Beijing Airport/Hotel (July 26)

July 26th Toronto to Beijing Airport/Hotel With China being 12 hours ahead most of the day was spent on our 12.5 hour plane ride which surprisingly wasn’t so bad. We got so lucky checking in for our flight when the staff offered to move us to seats without someone in between us. Knowing we had…
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Day 1: Toronto to Beijing (July 25/26)

Day 1: Toronto to Beijing (July 25/26) Suggested Listening With a 13 hour flight ahead of me today I opted to stay up as late as possible the night before in hopes that I’ll be able to sleep on the plane. I spent most of the night watching Season 7 of Suits and getting my…
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One Day Left (China and Mongolia here we come!)

Suggested Listening: Artist: Stars Song: One Day Left Several years ago my four siblings and I took a short weekend trip together to Collingwood, ON. After having such a great time we all agreed that we’d really love to do something like it on a grander scale sometime again in the future. Then, of course,…
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Lessons From Failure (A List Someone Else As Definitely Written Before)

Suggested Listening: Artist: Dan Mangan Song: Troubled Mind Hello? Is anyone there?┬áIt’s been so long since I’ve sat down to write that I have to confess doing so feels a bit foreign. Where do I even begin? In this instance, I think perhaps the best place to start is with a failure of mine this…
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