Molly's Journey to the West

Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hey everyone, Happy Chinese New Year (or Spring festival!). It has been very fun walking all around Kunming and seeing the red lanterns hanging in the trees, banners wishing good luck, and signs sprawled over every store wishing you fortune. Also, it warms my heart walking around and being wished a Happy New Year from restaurant workers, street vendors, and even random strangers. We spent our New Years day hiking to Dianxi┬áLake…. Read More

Whew, after 30 hours of flights, delays, layovers, and running to terminals, I made it to Kunming, The Spring City. I can’t forget that I made some friends along the way. I had a 4 hour delay in Chicago, which meant I would completely miss my flight in Shanghai. Luckily, there were some determined American Airline workers who helped me out. At first it seemed futile to find a new flight. No… Read More

Well, here I am writing my last post in the U.S. Yep, that’s right. On Sunday morning (tomorrow) I’ll be flying to Chicago, then to Shanghai, and then to Kunming! At my final destination, Colleen will welcome me with open arms at the airport. We chatted last night and I am already excited for our first adventure to Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge)! I’ve been preparing for the last 5 months and… Read More