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I've always loved flying, no matter where I was going or no matter how long it would take to get there. But another experience like today and I might just change my mind about the whole thing. And here is why:
It started out well enough. A 6am taxi to the airport at Guilin where it took me a moment to figure out which check-in desk to use, as they had lumped almost all airlines together except China Southern, which wasn't very clear, and some Chinese ...
... not-so exciting things have happened;
- Free Champagne at the Park Hyatt- 92nd Floor. Ladies Night- took advantage of this- ended up feeling veeeery ill the next day.
- My first experience of the Chinese equivelent of broadway. 'Throughly Modern Millie', sang in english, spoken in Chinese. Worst english subtitles i have ever seen. The theatre was incredible though! (See pictures) ...
In 1995 it got its first Metro line, and it currently has the biggest network in the world. By 2020, the plans are to double the size of it. Welcome to Shanghai, the most populated city in the world*.
(* by some measures).
After a long flight, we had arrived in China. Following a video in the immigration queue about the importance of smiles, we jumped on the Maglev and whistled silently into town at a measly 300km/h (sadly, it has ...
... followed the crowds – the only thing you can do when all the signs are drawings. Until suddenly, right there on the wall all are questions were finally answered! All uncertainty relieved from us! We were safe, we had made it to civilisation where English could be grasped and we could communicate!
A few quick and easy border crossings and a subway trip and we were at Yesinn Hostel Hong Kong, our home for just over a week!
Home sweet ...
... so many people there, it just blew my mind. Walking the streets was like walking through a mosh pit and I got pretty beat up. I don't know why so many people would willingly choose to experience this, but I guess I feel a little more "Chinese-y" since I got to experience it too. The worst part was the subway ride back. We live all the way at the end of a subway line, pretty far away from downtown. So when we got on to go downtown, it was pretty empty and we ...