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Around the World in 68 Days


Sorry I haven't been posting much the past week. I finally got sick. I guess I was too triumphant about not getting sick in El Salvador. This has been a long time coming, though. The last time I got sick on a trip was six years ago. Oh well. I'm getting better. As a result, very little of interest has happened, unless you count reading two books in a week and watching an impressive number of Chinese soap operas. Also, don't know if I've mentioned this, but there's a show that's kind of like a combination of the Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars, where fat people dance with professional dancers as a weight loss program and have to perform every week and whoever loses the least (and scores the worst) gets kicked off. I'm really amazed that America doesn't have it yet.

Fun change of travel plans, though. My family is currently in Scotland (Mom and Dad are there safely, not sure when Iain's flight is) because Dad had to go for work. So they changed my flight home and I'm now going to Scotland for a couple of weeks before I return to the US. It should be really fun, and I can't wait to see them there. In addition to it being a cool trip, though, I realized something else. I will actually get to fly around the world this summer. I flew from Burlington to San Francisco, then from San Fran to Beijing, and in a couple of weeks I'll fly from Beijing to London, and then I'll fly from Glasgow back to Burlington. Granted, Phileas Fogg had to be rather more inventive than I do, I'm beating him by almost two weeks and having a much more relaxed trip. I'm actually almost more excited about the fact that I'm going all the way around the world than about actually going to Scotland. Almost. No quite.

Anyways, hopefully I'll be out and about more in the next few days. And theoretically I'll be doing another trip this weekend, but we haven't gotten train tickets yet so we'll have to see if we can get any.

Posted by MAx1992 19:28 Archived in China

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