August 16, 2010

Back where it all started…

personal Travel

There is something inspiring about this place- Xi Hu. Especially on a day like today, when it’s a bit overcast, but the skies are clear of smog because of last night’s downpour. The lake really lights up and shines it’s magical side. This is what I think of when I think of China. I’ve come back here after a summer of working to relax and meet up with some friends. But I was captivated today by the lake and am feeling a new energy to photograph it and other lovely things in Hangzhou.

So this is where I spent a year of my life. I never thought I’d be happy to be back here, but I have to say, it feels like coming home a bit. I’ve walked, cycled, sat at the shore of this lake so many time contemplating living in China and how much it changed my life and my outlook and general attitude. If ever there was a life changing experience, coming to China was it for me.

Although I’m excited to go home (FL home), I’m feeling really content being in Hangzhou right now. This was a long summer filled with hardwork, heartbreak and seeing sides of China that I don’t really love at all. So it’s nice to be in a familiar place that has taught me so much and to remember the parts of China that I fell hard for. Quite fitting for my 100th post I think, the beautiful West Lake.

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