Matthew has first encounter with “traditional” Chinese medicine…

May 13th, 2009

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The precautions against swine flu kept us all on the plane for a few extra minutes while the health authorities came and took our temperatures… we tried to think cooling thoughts so as not to spend our two weeks in quarantine.  Even though unexpected, the flu fear represents another global environmental threat whose influence can’t be stopped by borders.

Other than this, we made it to China uneventfully and are slurping noodles and eating dumplings while we wait for the last leg of our journey. We’re ready to use all our technological toys and powers of observation to learn what we can about environmental challenges, policies and attitudes.

4 Responses to “Matthew has first encounter with “traditional” Chinese medicine…”

  1. Shila Gargon 13 May 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Matt, Susan and David,
    So glad to hear that you made it to China safely and that your body temperature stayed low enough! You are probably in beautiful Kunming by now! I am looking forward to reading about your visit to Lake Dian and the progress of Prof. Zhang’s clean-up project of the lake.

  2. Joe Benfieldon 13 May 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Glad to hear you made it safely and I am anxious to read the blog and hear about the experiences you have there. Also glad to hear you passed the swine flu test!

  3. Bill Morganon 14 May 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hi all,

    Good to see that you all made it safely! I love the white suits that you were each issued on arrival, but I’m trying to figure out who was lucky enough to get the red goggles;-)

    Good luck with your trip!

  4. nancy andersonon 15 May 2009 at 9:38 am

    The richness of your photography is amazing! I truely feel as if I am having a small vacation as I read your blog. Travel safely, Nancy

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