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... place. However they didn't prove to be so functional - no water!
For lunch we stopped at Changde and we were grateful for a higher standard than we had had for the past couple of days. And then, as we approached Changsha, the traffic snarled -it was a holiday-so we were taken for a very early dinner before checking into our hotel.
Changsha is China's 3rd city and it was near here that Mao Tse Tung was born.
... It let me off at the airport turn-off, which still left me close to a mile to go in about 20 minutes. I walked/jogged to get there on time, with my backpack on (with my laptop) sweating like a pig as I walked over to the counter to show my passport and get my ticket.
What happened next still boggles my mind, more shades of my last flight through Beijing than anything ever encountered in rural China. A lady immediately found my water bottle ...
... I walked into Vennie's building, which is also a large shopping center, and immediately saw a Dairy Queen (ice cream related eats only) where Vennie met me about an hour later, after I had done a quick walk through the 6 floor mall, including their B1 grocery store with most of what was on my shopping list: a decent variety of real cheeses and butter (Irish, New Zealand and more), tuna, peanut butter, pickles (no relish) and even Honey Nuts cereal.
... are usually 100-200 RMB. Passing that interesting area as inconspicuously as possible, I turned down Xiaoxiang Middle Road, back toward Xinmin Road. Xiaoxiang: what an interesting name. The Xiao River flows into the Xiang River just North of Lingling. This would be like us naming a street back home the "Santiam Willamette Street." I was searching for a shop that might have the power strip I needed. Finding nothing on Xinmin, I turned SSW onto Lushan (literally in my mind ...
... was in bed: the hard, traditional mattress, also uncommon in YHA hostels, especially in a private room such as foreigners might stay in. But, as it turned out, it was one of my best night’s sleeps in weeks. That’s a good reason to 'vacation’ occasionally, or frequently. At home one always has a pattern and chores and so many things on the “to do” list. Away from home, one should just be in the moment. So ended my August 13th in ...