Ni hao from China!!
I'm just checking in to say hi and to let you all know I'm still alive. Google and all Google products were blocked here in China all week until today because as you may know, there was a transition of power here. I had hoped to blog a little while I was here, but when I couldn't even get to blogger, I decided it was a sign that I needed to just enjoy my time here and worry about writing about it later after I'd experienced it.
I'm having an amazing time and making some great new friends. Most of them are people who work for my company around the world. I've gotten to work with most of them in the past so it has been so much fun putting faces to names and getting to hang out with them. Two of these colleagues/friends have told me that I have been their sunshine this week and that they always see me smiling. I feel so happy to be here and to explore a culture so different from my own and to meet people who are so amazing and passionate and friendly.
I'll be back home Monday and will spend the week recovering from jet lag and my packed week. Next week though you can look forward to lots of pictures, lots of stories, and lots of Shanghai.
But in the meantime, go check out my hotel. It's pretty unbelievable.
See you next week!