After our first late morning of the trip, we were all packed and ready to go our separate ways. But before that, it was time for a last Chinese experience: the Maglev.
I am probably not the best person to talk to you about this, as I was one of the three to stay in the bus to take care of the numerous suitcases. But apparently it was quite impressive, but without being mind-blowing.
During this time, we had time to take some pictures with the said-suitcases: we really could have opened a suitcases shop with all of those.
Then it was lots and lots of hugging, saying goodbye and wishing each other good travels. And with this was the end of our China trip.
With this very late last post, I would like to thank all the people who made this trip so amazing:
First, Jayne and Edy, for organizing everything and making us really see the most of China, both from a business perspective and from a more touristic one
Then to our Beijing tour guide, Jessie for making us discovered some very surprising restaurants, for being as fast as Speedy Gonzales and for having such an amazing laugh
To our very helpful tour guide/translator/and so much more Jayne, for giving us the free time to go to karaoke and for baring our never-ending votes about everything
To our bus drivers for getting us through the traffic of Beijing and Shanghai without getting us killed
To our now famous Backseat Boys – JF, Darren, Ryan, Raja & Jordan – without who the bus trips will have been awfully quiet and their very understanding manager Kip without who the band would have get out of hand (and Kip, thanks for giving us the opportunity to meet Nancy)
To John B and Noha, for introducing us to this very good Lebanese place where some of us discovered a new passion for belly-dancing
To Umakant, Sholeh, Vivian & Muhammad, our amazing Fort McMurray friends, it was really nice getting to know you and a real big up for Umakant and Muhammad for surviving being vegetarian in China
To Jennifer M & Aneil for allowing us to live their pre-Tibet adventure and for finally overcoming the Chinese bureaucracy (and Jen, thanks for being my roommate and for liking orange juice so much!)
To James, Nicola and Bente for sharing with me the curse of having blond hair in China and for some unknown and mysterious reason being able to avoid having their pictures taken (If you have a secret, I really want to know it)
To Cole for trying out this improbable pea ice cream and always finding the craziest pictures opportunities
To John S, Brad, Evan & Bryan for becoming Shanghai’s new superstars and for breaking so many young Chinese girls’ hearts
To Miju for bearing with a smile and a constant good mood our tricks and jokes and for being a good sport all the time
To Jennifer C for joining us on our jumping pictures and on all the inside jokes and most of all for being the first one to realize that the karaoke we went to was way more than a simple karaoke
To Thai & Patricia for being as fashion and bag addicts as I am
To Pam & Michelle for giving us some good advice when it was time for us to choose our suits and for always being here with a smile and a joke
To Peter & Janice for being such a cute couple of funny and nice people and for accepting to translate random things for us (We owe you big time)
Thanks everyone: you guys are the best!