Jill and I miss sunsets over the bay since we left San Francisco.
There really is something truly magical about being near water and seeing the sun’s light reflect off of it.
In Beijing there are a few lakes but no large bodies of water like in San Francisco or Istanbul.
It just brings us back to ourselves and we notice how much more content and relaxed we become when we can sit on a beach and just let the water crash as it hits the shore.
I think that I’ll probably want to live somewhere near the ocean, after we leave Beijing, and will try to make sure that happens.
As we sat near the main port of Buyukada, we just watched the sunset and realized just how lucky we are to have met.
The chance that my older brother, Robert, knew about a job opening in China, and then I was able to get hired, and then met Jill 8 days before I moved here, and everything else, good, bad and in between that has happened to us, is truly incredible.
We are experiencing a lifestyle that most people don’t get to experience and seeing things that most people don’t get to see.
It takes a certain type of person to be an expat and from the ones I’ve met here, and on my other travels, it is a fun, interesting, and diverse group of people that constantly allows me to learn more about the world and everyone in it.
Now, just enjoy the sunset.