Business is business – the excitement, daily thought (not only daily, it is also nightly), inspiration, challenges, and changes – when I look back, I just realized I didn’t go to a well planned trip in the last two years. What was the last time, I was from business and normal life? 2007 in Australia! It was before Yifan was born. I did visit nearby places like Hangzhou twice, and even fly as far as Sanya for several days, but these two cities are too familiar and we visited almost the same thing as before, and they even didn’t leave too much memories (even not a blog entry) for me.
I am taking leave in the next several days to go to Guilin 桂林, Guangxi Province. Yifan is old enough to understand interesting places (2 months to 2 years), and his grandpa and grandma have been busy baby sitting him for quite some time. It makes sense to have a family celebration for everyone. So I decided (well. It is partly Wendy decided) to go to Guilin for several days.
Although I have one thousand reasons not to take a vacation, at a second thoughts, I think it is too easy to say, business is not all of life, or family is important, without any action. So I want to take solid action about spending a week with the family, especially Yifan and Wendy, and do nothing else. For the business side, it is also good to pause a little bit and see the business from a little bit far away, and do some reflection. When we are too focused on something, it is hard to see the whole picture. Some meditation, reflection, and hindsight (I learn the word from my friend Ashish Gadnis‘s company name: Forwardhindsight) may be more helpful. Peace … Peace … in a place far away…
Where is Guilin
For my readers who don’t know where is Guilin, it is here:
It is at 34°ree;N and 115°ree;E (Shanghai is at 31°ree;N 121°ree;E).
We fly out to Guilin from Hongqiao Airport at CZ3252 at 13:45, and arrives at 16:15 – 2 and half hour flight.
I am sure to take some photo and write down something about Guilin. Let me just give you a preview of the trip by using Flickr photo (with Creative Common licenses!)
Photograph by HL Wang
Beautiful Guilin by shengangxi
Beautiful Guilin by shengangxi
Look at the beautiful mountains and clear Li River! My photos may not as nice as these, and we may not be as lucky to get to the best weather, but it is always good to travel (instead of business travel), isn’t it?
When you are in Gulin make sure to make a trip up the river and go to Zheung Ni Mao’s theater show.
Happy holiday ! I hope to see lots of photos when you come back, and don’t forget to provide some travel tips and guide, and about hotel accomodation too. Remeber, all work and no play ,makes Jian Shuo Wang a dull boy.
And always remember, family comes first..work later. Eventhough work provides income, but
never forget the family..
Enjoy work ,as well as the life . Wish you enjoy a sweet vacation!
Yangshuo is very nice, touristy but still good enough for me to have been twice. Take in the sound and light show there !! (is it still going? ) Walk up Moon Hill. Hire a bike. Yifan can go in a backpack.