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…
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