This short posting is for a friend who seems to appreciate my China story so much, one who has been wanting to visit the People's Republic of China and do all the things I was privileged to do. Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.
But overall, there's nothing to be envious about. It's not an ordinary fun touristy trip. We had only 20 minutes to shop at one store before we flew home. Yes, but there is no reason to complain really because we are NOT important. Our wants and needs are not as direful as many of those we visited in Lanzhou, Linxia, and Zhaotong. That's the most valuable lesson learned after having visited the less fortunate Muslims in China.
Hope and pray, more people would open their hearts to visit Muslims in China especially those who could use a little help from us. I will share a couple more stories soon InshaAllah.
Indeed, there are many doors to China if you care to spare some time and make a meaningful trip, other than shop til you drop in cities like Guangzhou or Beijing.