So I arrived in Hong Kong yesterday after a few hitches (my taxi driver got in an accident on the way to the airport), and I must say this is my new favorite city. It is just an amazing city, doesn't feel like China, and is like surreal to think that this exists after living for 5 months in a rural backwater. I met the former head of HSBC and he bought a few rounds for me and then I proceeded to get tore up. First time in a real bar in months felt amazing but ridiculously expensive literally like 30X more expensive than I am used to living in Zhengzhou, overall I feel like anyone who is thinking about coming to Asia you have to go Hong Kong everybody speaks English, there is hardly anyone smoking or spitting on the ground and it is simply amazing.
I'll update you on the tour de China as I get to internet cafes.
Friday, January 11, 2008
So after living in a warm climate for basically my whole life this whole ice and snow thing is really strange to me. It is icy outside because it rained yesterday and then froze last night. As I was walking back from the last thing that I had to do for the semester, I was messing around in my new 6 dollar winter boots and slipped and fell flat on my back. Needless to say my elbow kills right now and I hate ice!!!!