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Amazing Race China

Posted by on 21. November 2006




My trip to China has turned from utterly boring to extremely exciting.

I’m in the middle of my week long trip to China. My first stop was in Shandong, which is a province in China.  Shandong looks like the white fields of Russia you get to see in Red Alert.  It’s a bit boring in Shandong especially since there’s not much place to visit. We get to go home at 5, eat the same food. It’s quite a routine life which I never was used to live. I did get to enjoy the visit at the park though since it was extremely cold and extremely foggy with visibility about 20 to 30 m and  temperature at negative 1 degrees.

Probably out of all the monotony, something interesting came about. Yesterday our plane got delayed due to the foggy weather and mind you this isn’t the regular delay I used to experience in PAL (plane always late). We got stuck in Jinan airport for more than 8 hours. How exciting can that be??? Being stuck in a foreign airport where English is not a primary language. It’s a good thing one of the auditors know how to speak Chinese and yet we still had a lot of booboos.  Imagine we were asked to go to a waiting area which turned out to be a fixed rate hotel.  Oh well, charge it to experience.   8 hours is quite a long time and we probably played all the card game we could think of.  I really should start learning the dialect. Since we arrived so late in Hangzhou, we had to take a cab to the hotel instead of the usual company pick up.

Well, it was a first hand experience at how it felt to be in the Amazing Race. Well, I’m in Hangzhou now. We still have to rebook our tickets to take Hangzhou – HK – Philippines instead of Hangzhou-Jinan-HK-Philippines. The race goes on…

78 Responses to Amazing Race China

  1. ralph

    well, unfortunate things can happen during travels, i have had my fair share of those things.lol…but looking at your photos, you seem to have enjoyed playing that board game with that guy:)lol..i love the humor on it!Yahweh bless

  2. marrimye

    The first photo is funny and you look different here. It seemed like you’re hiding something inside that jacket. I’m sure, that’s an extra luggage there. Not a member of Total Fitness yet. LOL!!

  3. Mimi

    “Being stuck in a foreign airport where English is not a primary language” haha. someting like.. “Hey I’m lost in outer space come on help me please on bended knees”

  4. che

    I hope Chinese people consider learning the English language. My husband also frequents China and he also finds it hard to communicate. Funny thing though, Chinese people thinks he’s one of them and talks to him in their language. hahaha!

  5. Yaniconquistadora (@YaniMetrado)

    Good to know that you made the most out of your journey there though it seems to be really boring and unbecoming in some way. Perhaps by now you have leaned Fookien or Mandarin already. . .

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