It’s hard to believe that we have come to the last day of our Esther Expedition. Our journey yesterday down from Wuhan to Guangzhou to Shenzhen to Hong Kong went like clockwork, with each successive train we were on moving more slowly.
We collapsed in our hotel rooms at 4, only to rally (after eating something) at 5 for a trip to the top of Victoria Peak. We have a few things to see today, then I will leave for Beijing this evening. This time tomorrow morning Noel will be on her way to Tokyo, then home to her family in Minneapolis.
I was going to write a ‘final thoughts’ post, but I realize that there are still so many untold stories. Also, every time I try to write something, I get too emotional. So for now, please read Noel’s thoughts upon arriving in Hong Kong yesterday.
Until I can pull some more coherant thoughts together, I’ll express some words of thanks.
Thanks to those of you who helped us along the way. You bought tickets for us, gave us walking tours, translated, opened your homes, booked hotels, drove us to/from airport, drove us up/over mountains, told us stories, climbed steeples with us, made scones for train journeys. You are all angels and you know who you are!
To those of you who followed our adventures on our blogs, thanks for joining us.
And of course, a special thanks to Noel for asking me to join you on this journey, for trusting me to pull it off, and for being such a GREAT and unflappable travel companion. If you ever want to do another expedition, just tell me when to pack!