Goodbye everyone! I am off to a place where I will imagine Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh jumping, fighting, and twirling through the bamboo forests as they fight their way through the enemy to reclaim a stolen sword. No, I did not score tickets to the10th Shanghai International Film Festival and I am not going to a re-screening of the movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Nor am I going to be taking hallucinatory drugs. Instead, I am going to get on a bus and go to Anji, China. This is the site of the largest Bamboo Forest in the World.
I will be traveling with a local Chinese travel agency. One of my co-workers, Carl, invited me along. We will be hiking through the forest, floating on a nearby river, and checking out a waterfall the following day. The place looks beautiful from a few pictures I have seen. The agency has booked about thirty young adults for this trip. I am not sure if this is a singles type of trip or if it is open to anyone. from what I have learned about the culture here, I would suspect this is not the case. However, I think I would do really well at speed dating in China sense I could say all the words I know in less than a minute:)
Have a great weekend!