February 1st, 2007


The "Real" China

I've been remembering how to speak chinese (from spending a "gap" year here back in '88). It really makes a difference.

A new appreciation of modern-day China, at least from the point of view of the big cities (Beijing, Shanghai), clearing out the misconceptions and stereotypes fogging my brain. I'm looking forward to the day, real soon now, when chinese overtakes english as the most common language on the internet.

It's always the little things that I love about travelling -- the amusing signs, funny shops, meeting people, even those small hassles along the way. The way you can take in the culture without seeming to.

(I've downloaded photos off my camera ..  look forward to some LJ photos in the next few posts)
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