Friday, June 15, 2007

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

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!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Dave, there are many places in China that I haven't been to. You are ahead of me. Yes, many things happen in China daily are still shocking to me even though I am from there. Usually my parents keep me updated about the most ridiculous news. Some of them are funny but some of them are sad. You can tell me more when we back to school.