I finally did tons of sight-seeing and played the role of a proper tourist in Beijing. I think I’ve hit just about every major spot in the city. There’s always other cool things to do here, but at least I’ve seen the “main attractions.”
Tag: East Asia
So since I’m going to be moving to Taiwan (woot woot!), I need money.
At the beginning of October China has their national holiday, and everyone gets a whole week off. After lots of visa troubles and indecisiveness, I finally came to the conclusion that the best way to spend my week would be to head back to Taiwan.
So last week I headed to the English corner. It was a bit of a mob. I’d start chatting with someone that I wanted to get to know better, then have a crowd swarm me and pepper me with questions about America, and the Chinese student I was actually having a conversation with would give…
China is crazy, chaotic, and confusing. But once you spend a bit of time here it starts to make a little bit more sense. A few things for you to keep in mind if you ever head over:
It was a rough start in Beijing. But things did begin to improve. My host found a nice hotel for me (and then I never spoke to him again. Trust issues, and all that). This place had an actual lobby, security cameras, and clean rooms. Those three things are wildly under appreciated, I think. So…
Beijing didn’t start very well. I got off the plane at around midnight and was picked up by a host from the university. He was there to take me to a hotel, then help me adjust to life in China in the following weeks. We drove for about an hour to get into the Haidian…
So I boarded a plane to Hong Kong pretty unsure about my plans.
Goodbyes are never easy, and this was a tough one.
I’ve found my favorite place in Taiwan.