I got up, did yoga, and had breakfast before joining Claire for my last taxi ride in China, to the airport. Although the Shangri-Las breakfast buffet falls fall short of the Beijing Hilton Wangfugings, they let me take pictures! And even provide a placemat map.
I have three more photos but I cant figure out what they are, so Ill spare you. Amazing, huh?
After breakfast Claire and I headed to the airport and said goodbye she was a great traveling companion.
Goodbye Claire! She loves pandas, so I bought that hat for her
After an uneventful security check (yes, the Lhasa treatment was definitely special) I flew to Shanghai.The last time I was in this same place I was running to make my connection from Lhasa to Shanghai! The terminal is far too small for its traffic, so you board a bus to most planes. Note the horrific air quality I havent seen the sun since I was at the Great Wall. And the ubiquitous cranes, building what looks like three more terminals.
I've started and/or run too many venture capital-backed software companies, plus one ill-fated food startup.