When I left China on 19th January there was news about a virus in Wuhan, but I had no idea that the whole world would be impacted the way in which it has. I would have never guessed that my 14 day trip would eventually be an additional 186 days! However, after an approximate 2 month process, today I was finally reunited with my family and almost got licked to death by my two dogs!
I would not have got through this experience without the love and encouragement of my family and friends all around the world. I am especially grateful to my friends in Hodenhagen who looked after me for the vast majority of the time I was in Germany. An experience I will never forget.
I must say a big thank you to my colleagues in HR at thyssenkrupp System Engineering, The German Chamber of Commerce and Lufthansa for making my return to China possible at this globally challenging time.
I would also like to say a special thank you to the Qingdao authorities and the staff of the Mangrove Tree Resort World who have looked after me, along with the other passengers who arrived in Qingdao on the 22nd July Charter flight. You have made the last 14 days as comfortable as they could be. 谢谢!
I should also thank the Qingdao West New Area Government for the ample supply of complimentary beer!🍺.
I think I have some interesting photos to post from today, which I will do in the coming days. But right now I must get myself readjusted to life at home at give my wife and dogs the attention they have missed.
Thank you all for coming on this journey with me!