Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bustin' out the Highlighter

I can’t believe it! It is almost 10:00pm, and I am still awake! I’ve had the worst jetlag of my life. The past few nights I’ve gone to bed around 8:00pm and gotten up before 5:00am. This is a pretty big accomplishment for me! Ok, so I’m finally home and have a little time to catch up on my latest adventure. CHINA!

Talk about CRAZY! I won’t go into much detail because there is a ton! I think I’ll just make a list of some highlights for now (in no particular order):
-Got a great massage for about $12 for over an hour
-Learned how to use chopsticks fairly well
-Ate everything, and loved most
-Got some bad food poisoning when I ate normal (odd)
-Went to the Olympics
-Saw the Terracotta Soldiers
-Climbed the Great Wall (and got the t-shirt to prove it)
-Used the hole in the ground toilets (I call them the “squatters”)
-Bargained in the markets (got some sweet deals, too)
-Rode the overnight second class train to Qufu
-Witnessed the diaperless bottoms
-Climbed up a pagoda
-Night swam in the Yellow Sea
-Hiked up a mountain to a Taoist temple
-Rode in taxis with crazy drivers
-Almost died every time I crossed the street
-Had experiences I will never forget
I have a bad internet connection, so I’ll post more pictures later, and add some pictures from white water rafting. I am about to fall asleep, so I’ll call it quits here. Goodnight everyone!


Bekah said...

Mally, I'm glad you're home and safe and I'm glad you had an amazing time -- it all sounds so cool and I really admire you for making the most out of your single life while you can! Miss you and wish you were here with us! Sorry you got sick! Yuck! Love ya.

Ashton Sanders said...

Mallory, I feel cooler just knowing you! haha. You are ridiculous awesome! I can't wait for the pics!