Mumianhua Jinshan Hotel
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This evening's concert was most definitely the musical highlight of the tour. The Opera House as you will have seen in yesterday's post was beautiful and worthy of its significant reputation. The audiences here are clearly knowledgeable and responded in an unfailingly positive way to our programme.
The acoustic in the Opera House is the most live that the band has played in, so much so that we had to move out of ...
... that of New Zealand. It's great to be in the heart of a truly international mega-city.
This morning was a 6:00am checkout followed by breakfast and a short bus trip to the train station to board the Bullet Train for the 828km trip to Guangzhou. At just over 3 hours – it really is the ultimate way to travel. The trains used to run at a standard top speed of 350km/h but in 2011 this was reduced to 300km/h as the result of safety concerns on ...
... that will be the death of me in China,
it’ll be the buses. If not by riding one, than getting run over by one. The
traffic laws in general are non-existent to begin with and crossing the road is
like navigating a mind field. You need both eyes open.
Anyways, if by chance the bus comes in on time, I’m more
often than not greeted by a smaller bus, say half the size you’d expect the
Smart Buses in Detroit, and looks as if ...
... nature, sooner than expected, made a call I simply could not put on hold. I won’t divulge into the dirty details, just that whilst squatting, with my pants around my ankles and tissue in hand, for there is no toilet paper in Chinese public restrooms, I had to use every ounce of focus my body could produce to literally not soil myself. After I’d successfully finished my business, I stood up with my thighs shot from exhaustion and the thought in my head, "Welcome to ...
... our liaison, Jason, he is a native teacher who has helped guide us misfit foreigners these last few days. A sociable guy who’ll always ready for a good time.
My third roommate, Leon, is an Englishman who just might be the biggest man in China. Standing 6’3, and a well-built frame from his life hobby of rowing, walking with Leon gives me security in the middle of the night.
Other foreign teachers living in our apartment building include a couple ...