The Journey Continues
Are you ready for par t two? We hope you still have your seat belt tightly buckled in, as we continue to take you on a journey to various nooks and crannies across China. This is not just a tourist adventure to scope out a multitude of cities, but it is more of a personal journey guided by a few foreigners who live here. Foreigners flock to the culturally rich and fast moving country of China for a vast range of reasons, sometimes inspired by the deep history and unique traditions, or the modern advancements and innovative developments. This second edition continues to provide insight into the experiences of those who have decided to pack their bags and ship themselves over to China. It’s impossible to create an all-encompassing picture of China in just two editions, but it may serve as a peek-hole into both the unusual and the ordinary happenings of life in China, beginning at the Broken Bridge in Hangzhou, and flying all the way over to the oil fields of Karamay in Xinjiang. Little snapshots of moments in time - some writings may induce a giggle, cause a light-bulb moment, or provoke you to try something new, but all are personal journeys on the soil of China. The previous edition relied heavily on the insightful stories of academic and writer David P. Purnell, while this edition contains many snapshots from the adventures of writer Hannah Lund. Her stories cover her time living in Hangzhou, as well as travelling to various other cities and towns across the country. Hannah plays in a bluegrass band at a wedding, tries to help out a lost man wandering the streets, and spends time with hospitable families. Also packed in the pages of this edition, are exotic sights for your eyes to behold as well as mouth-watering street food to get your taste buds excited. Whether you have experienced similar situations, or never witnessed such an occurrence, we hope you enjoy reading these wide-scoping sincere stories about a vast country.