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Day 31 – Hongcun to Shanghai, The Final Leg

April 30th 2012
We discovered a new phrase these last few days. “A tree is a tree, a flower is a flower.” I think Cao Li coined the phrase but she is not so sure how she stumbled upon it. I have no idea what it means, but somehow I feel it could be the answer to an infinite number of questions. I woke up to the sound of birds chirping their morning call. Our innkeeper kept birds in small cages in the courty ... read more
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