Correspondent Tom Wilmer met Mo Mao at a symposium in Chengdu, China a year ago. After returning home Mo and Tom kept up their friendship via Instagram—and that’s how Mo came to America to visit with Wilmer in Morro Bay. Mo serves as the Municipal Foreign Exchange Project Manager for the city of Chengdu (population 16M) in the Southwestern province of Sichuan adjacent to Tibet.
Thirty year-old Mo is also charged with tourism initiatives to promote Chengdu as a destination.
Mo says it was Wilmer’s Instagram images of kayaking in the Bay with Morro Rock that struck a cord in his wanderlust.
It was the sunset paddles that really got him. He’d comment in his replies, I really must come see where you live and go out kayaking with you. And he did just that.
Join Tom and Mo as they climb Black Hill before heading out to kayak on Morro Bay.
Follow Mo Mao on Instagram: Mok_mo006
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