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The library, Wenzhou Medical University, China

My China Trip, Part 8: Party Time, 60th Anniversary Celebration of Wenzhou Medical University

Continued from My China trip, part 7: A Chinese Halloween, WeChat and lab tete-a-tete

The 60th anniversary celebration of Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) was on October 28, 2018, a Sunday and a big shindig befitting the occasion was planned. I never let a party go to waste so decided to join the festivities and hoopla. “This is a fortunate coincidence, when will I get this chance again”, I thought to myself.

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Hiking, Yandang Mountain, China

My China Trip, Part 6: A Day at Yandang Mountain Forest Park

Continued from My China Trip, Part 5: Speaking at the FGF conference

I woke late with the sun shining in my eyes. I lazily rubbed them as I got up from bed. The scientific conference was over and our agenda that day was to have fun, which, in my case, would be to see a bit of China as a tourist. The organizers had thoughtfully arranged a tour of the Yandang Mountain Forest, a well-known spot for nature lovers and hikers. I chowed down a hearty breakfast and got my gear together.

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My talk at the FGF conference, Wenzhou, China 2018

My China Trip, part 5: Speaking at the FGF Conference, Wenzhou, 2018

Continued from My China trip, part 4: An Evening of Song and Dance in Wenzhou

I woke to the gentle but persistent chimes of my cellphone alarm. The first blush of dawn was lighting the sky. I pulled back the curtains of my hotel room and looked out. Wenzhou was spread out before me surrounded by low, green hills which dwarfed the many high-rises in the city. It looked peaceful in the soft light of early dawn.

View from my hotel room, Wenzhou, China

View from my hotel room, Wenzhou, China

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