Monday, August 30, 2010
Hey! Greetings from china! I've arrived safely in Beijing. It was rather crazy trip. We flew in sunshine for over 13 hours. It was as if we were racing the sun around the world. The hostel is very nice here although if you hang-out in the internet room/bar during breaks they turn out the lights on you, I'm not sure if this means I should leave or if they are good at conserving electricity.
So back to the beginning here, the cabby tried to overcharge me until he realized I understood him saying that. Other than that I guess I don't speak Chinese. Everybody here speaks better than me and I am starting to get embarrassed about it. After 2 days here I'm starting to venture further and further from the hostel. I have been out with some other english speaking hostel goers and rather enjoyed myself. We went to silk market and I watched them haggel over prices. It's very fun.
UPDATE he now has a little sister named milk milk.