It’s Saturday morning and many of our Qing Hai students are off, dragging their luggage behind them, on their way home. They have a 3-1/2 hour bus trip to Chengdu, followed by a 26 hour train trip to Qing Hai’s capital city where many will transfer onward to get to their villages.
And for me, it’s off to Chengdu to look for an apartment! My hope is to find something near where I was before, 5 years ago, in the same neighborhood.
I will also be picking up my Sichuan University acceptance letter from the overseas’ student department. This will allow me to get my student visa, once I am back in the States in a few weeks. Applying for visas must be done in your home country, thus the return to America to get that taken care of.
At present, the schedule is to return to Luzhou after Chengdu, fly off to America on July 18 and return August 19 to apply for my permanent student visa in Chengdu. Classes I heard begin on Sept. 15 but we are to be there early.
I will not be reporting while in Chengdu as my website is blocked on other computers, thus this note until I return to Luzhou next week.
Ping An (Peace), everyone! More news later on.