Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hui lai le Tangshan!

Back in Tangshan. And I never thought I'd be happy about that, to be honest.

Must shower. Sleep. Laundry. Go into work. Beer. See how people are doing. Beer. Organize supper for my former assistants. Sleep. Etc.

I'm tired, but elated. Glad to be back, and to have had that whole traveling experience. Now to just relax for a wee bit. Well, maybe. Still have to separate all the stuff I've bought so I don't give the wrong things to the wrong people, pack, and get the Beijing stuff rolling.

Okay, that's that. It was a great trip: nothing stolen though I lost my blind-man sunglasses (stupid train), saw monks break things with their foreheads, witnessed enough spitting to last a lifetime with surplus, smelled almost every smell there is to be smelt, contracted no diseases or anything despite a few close calls with harpies and some suspect food (ummm... those two things being unrelated), saw mountain-top sunrises, endangered species, 1800-year-old clay figures in trenches, met lots of strange and cool people, was involved in a police car chase, body-checked (and was body-checked by) old women, and covered (I think) over 8,000 km and saw 13 provinces. It's all good. More pictures coming soon now that I'm back at my computer.

5 comments:

Andy said...

Tough luck dude, the old women can be killers. Just be glad you got out alive.

Andy

Andy said...

By the way, if you're looking for something to do in the meantime, check out this board game. It seems to rate up there with "A kobold ate my baby".

http://www.waronterrortheboardgame.com/

Andy

Wayward Mind said...

Is "Kobolds Ate My Baby" a board game?! The website is so vague. ... though it did leave me wanting a kobold t-shirt...

seth said...

Yo Patrick, I lost your email - wanna send it to me?

PG said...

Kobolds Ate My Baby is one of those weird, interesting games...

It's a humorous, light RPG where you play a kobold... And as we know, kobolds don't last long in The Big World Out There...

It's quirky and funny. I don't own it, but if I had more gamers around me, I might get a copy just to keep around for a social night where we don't want to get immersed into serious gaming...

PG