This is going to sound so nerdy, but the title theme (20 Truths) is a writing challenge from fanfiction communities. I wanted to give it to my sister when she was in her many stages of summer boredom, but she was already annoyed by a mommy-writing assignment regarding her Alaskan cruise. That’s fine, I decided. I should write one myself.
20. I could be happy living in Europe.
19. How to take a contest-worthy picture: 1. Choose location (aka, Greece). 2. Travel there during spring. 3. Go to ancient ruins. 3. Take close-up of flowers in front of ancient ruins. 4. Check ancient ruins is blurry in background. 5. Win(?)
Please excuse the randos in the blurry back.
18. SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS LIES. Greek men are not cute. Or toned. Or summer-fling worthy at all.
In China now, and it’s hot sticky humid gross and am eaten to death by mosquitoes. Luckily, I’m also eating enough to cancel out the unpleasantries. I should make a food post, too, hmmm…
Anyway, during my adventures to my hometown, Wenzhou, I had a great many interesting conversations with people while I’m bored out of my mind sitting in one place forever. It’s amazing how much people like to talk about the most intimate things with a complete stranger; perhaps it’s because I’m still young. Most conversations are older people imparting their wisdom upon me, a young little girl traveling by herself.
When I headed to London City Airport to go to China, I had a sudden fit of laziness and decided to call for a cab. The driver was very friendly, chatting with me the whole way, and informed me that there was a) transportation, b) passport, and c) teacher’s strike t hat day. Which meant if I a) tried to take subway I would have faced potential problems with random stations being closed, b) trouble getting through customs at Heathrow, where I had flown in , and c) because the teachers were on strike there was hardly any traffic on the road and I made it to the airport in record time.
Today was my last day with this Chinese tour group my dad found for me. We have traveled through five countries, ordered from menus in three languages, and walked through way too many cities under limited times. Right now I’m back in Paris, catching up on all the emails waiting for me.