And that, my friends, is the end of my travelogue, and I must say this has been quite an adventure! My six-month journey is at its end; and I reluctantly say goodbye to this remarkable country and return to the land of wasteful, arrogant, lazy, imperialist, over-entertained whiners who still think of China as “Red China” of the 1960’s, and not the humble economic powerhouse that it is rapidly becoming. (Note: Okay, I was exaggerating about the characteristics of Americans, but really, that is how we are sometimes perceived by other countries.) I know I will be back; there is ample opportunity here and the world (especially the U.S.) needs more ambassadors. I would not mind filling that role. “Yours Truly, Gary Friedman” February 20, 2004

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