“Home” for the rest of the year is in the Yunnan Province, near the border of Tibet, Burma, and Vietnam. My fridge is already stocked with ripe tropical fruits, and every meal feels like a new discovery. Since it looks like I’ve only been taking photos of food here, the photos of my apartment will have to wait until next time!
The famous cross-the-bridge-noodles. They bring you a plate of ingredients first (quail eggs, ham and chicken slices, etc.), a bowl of boiling chicken soup next, and then the noodles last. You put everything into the soup before it cools. I put way too much chili oil in this one, but it was delicious!
P.S. It’s my birthday! I turned 24 years old today. It’s my second time celebrating my birthday in China, and so much has happened since last August.
A couple of my favorite memories: my first trip to Hong Kong, a winter island vacation in Southern Thailand, hanging out with elephants in Pai, my friend Zeolite’s visit and our trip to Xian, big meals with friends in Shanghai, a summer in Beijing, a family trip to Korea, and finally settling here, safe and sound.
I think there will be just as many changes in my life this upcoming year. I’m excited to find out!