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Friends newsletter: Hi from China

Yesterday I woke up in an isolated monastery on the side of a mountain in Sichuan province, China. My
Nick Gray
Friends newsletter: Hi from China
By Nick Gray • Issue #30 • View online
Yesterday I woke up in an isolated monastery on the side of a mountain in Sichuan province, China.
My friends were attempting to reach the summit in a single 20-hour sprint. 
Why you’re getting this: This is my Friends Newsletter. I send it to people I’ve met recently, my contacts on LinkedIn, and friends I want to keep in touch with. Feel free to unsubscribe and I won’t be offended

Emei Mountain: Hiking Tips and Photos
Me, Tasia, Michael, and Ethan. We all happen to work at Museum Hack, helping to make museums more awesome.
Me, Tasia, Michael, and Ethan. We all happen to work at Museum Hack, helping to make museums more awesome.
This is where I was yesterday and woke up at the monastery. Lonely Planet calls Mt. Emei a “cool, misty retreat” and it appears on many top lists of things to do in China.
It’s 3,099m tall (10,167 feet) and is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China.
The clouds coming in. Nearing the Linding station.
The clouds coming in. Nearing the Linding station.
One of my favorites, this is the view from the courtyard at Huayan Peak monastery.
One of my favorites, this is the view from the courtyard at Huayan Peak monastery.
Cool Video: The Happiness Advantage
TEDxBloomington featuring Shawn Achor
TEDxBloomington featuring Shawn Achor
I really like this speaker. Fast-paced and funny. Good message.
Article: Central Park Leader Will Step Down
Douglas Blonsky announced his retirement from the Central Park Conservancy. My controversial opinion: Sheep Meadow is the best part of the Park.
Douglas Blonsky announced his retirement from the Central Park Conservancy. My controversial opinion: Sheep Meadow is the best part of the Park.
My friend Ramit recently got a tour of Central Park from this guy. Great story of a private org fixing what government couldn’t or wouldn’t do. I love Central Park and am thankful for his work.
Cool tool: Flightfox for special airline bookings
I used it to book business flight tickets to Asia. Saved me 200,000 miles!
I used it to book business flight tickets to Asia. Saved me 200,000 miles!
I’ve always dreamed of flying business class for long flights. The times I’ve done it, I’ve never paid myself: always sponsored by someone else.
For the first time, I just booked my own business class international flights: Toronto to Chengdu, China. Then a return ticket of Bangkok to New York City.
I paid this service Flightfox $150 to help me book those with miles, and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. Each business class ticket was about 80,000 miles and much better than anything I could find online.
Not a sponsored link. My friend Taylor McKnight told me about it and I used it and paid for it.
Video art: Jamie xx music video
Jamie xx - Gosh
Upcoming Travel
Chongqing, China on Aug 25 - 27 the guided tour led by our marketing director and my friend Michael Alexis continues
Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 28, 29, 30 to see my friend John and his family
Bali, Indonesia approx Aug 31 to Sep 7 to take surf lessons, read books, and some R&R. Thinking I will be mostly in Canggu.
Now Hiring Again: Inbound Sales Rep (Remote)
Join our team of superstars!
Join our team of superstars!
Museum Hack is continuing to hire more sales reps to fuel our growth. We just hired 3 new reps and would love to find 2 more awesome people to work with us!
We are looking for someone with B2B sales experience to fill a part-time Sales Rep position. 
We made this entire special web page with job info and why this is an excellent opportunity for the right person. Check it out, or forward it to someone you know who has a home office space and is great at sales?
The End
Thanks for reading! 
As I send this, my friends and I are sitting down for dinner in a Chinese seafood market in the small town of Le Shan. The mountain hike yesterday was intense so we are laying low today, drinking a lot of tea, and eating delicious food. Not many Westerners here so we are getting lots of Hellos and photo requests. Very friendly people and I love the tea culture everywhere.


In museums we trust,
Nick Gray
Founder and CEO of Museum Hack and hopefully your friend
p.s. Did you see my post about the PANDA ZOO in Chengdu, China? If not, read the blog post here (complete with panda photos).
We saw a lot of pandas, but this was one of my favorites.
We saw a lot of pandas, but this was one of my favorites.
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