I have been travelling around China for the past 10 days or so with friends. Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjing – the three largest cities in China.

Today is the first opportunity I had to be by myself for a few hours. Not walking around looking at things, not engaging with my friends or the locals, not seeing something amazing, or eating great food.

I realised that it has been a long while since I had had so many days where my primary focus has been people and events external to myself. And this has reduced my self reflections and the awareness of my own thoughts. Hence the reduced number of blog posts.

Normally, I spend quite a bit of time by myself. And it is during these moments that ideas and thoughts present themselves. They bubble up from nowhere and demand to be noticed and thus blogged about. When I am travelling, especially with others, I get distracted with stuff on the outside.