(Posted from Shanghai Pudong International Airport)

Well that will do it from Shanghai. It has been an amazing three years living and working here. If you ever get a chance to visit, don’t miss it.

Chinese people are great, I’ve really enjoyed living among them, getting to know their culture and watching them grow as a nation.

Living in a foreign country is so different from just visiting a place. I still smile when I’m passing tourists on the streets, with their Lonely Planet Guide in one hand and their camera in the other…and that look. It’s the look of not really knowing where they are, where they’re going…but thinking that they are headed in the right direction (been there many times myself!).

They stop and stare at what is common every day living. People walking around in their pajamas, clothes hanging from any available line, be it power, telephone or a rope that someone has thrown up between two trees.

Some good friends of ours came to visit the first part of May. As we were talking about traveling and people around the world our friend made the comment:

“People are people!”
I hope we never forget that!

Kids are kids and people are people. All of us trying to make it in the world, trying to find our niche in society. Daily living may be different but at the end of the day we are all people of this planet doing our best to make it.

I’m looking forward to spending some time in the States, if feels as foreign to us as any other country at this point. We’ll be spending about 5 weeks catching up with friends and family and preparing for our next adventure in Thailand.

So that’s it…time to push publish and head to the gate.

Thank you Shanghai American School for the opportunity.

Thank you Shanghai for the amazing experience.

Thank you China, may you continue to grow and prosper.