Back to the States
It is sad that our trip to China is over. It was very challenging to go back to work, especially because of the "jet-lag" I am experiencing. I had never travelled overseas prior to this trip and had I known how the travel was going to effect me on the way back I would have taken a couple of days off of work upon my return. I slept 13 hours the first night, 4 hours the second night, 11 hours the third night (yes, I turned my alarm clock off and fell back to sleep - I finally showed up to work 2 hours late - thankfully my boss is very understanding and just laughed at me), and about 6 hours Wednesday night. Finally today, it seems like the times are starting to level out and I am starting to feel normal again, but I did not expect to have trouble sleeping since my transition to China time was so easy. I have also found myself to be in a kind of fog. It seems like my body is just not functioning like normal and my brain is jumbled. Maybe that is because I learned so much on our four week adventure! Oh well, I will take these troubles in stride for the wonderfulness that was our China trip.
Thank you everyone on the trip for being such awesome travelers and great classmates. I hope we can all keep in touch! And, of course, thanks Professor Li for taking us all on this grand adventure.