Monday, February 18, 2013
Ni Hao China - Part 2
With all the restart activities and Valentine's Day prep behind me, I can get back to my China travel blog. Now where was I...
I also realized adding international data roaming to my cell phone service and the Google translate app to my Iphone might not be a bad idea.
While getting into a taxi with only my passport, phone, a stack of Yuan, and a taxi card with my desired destination written in Chinese on it became an adrenalized-infused adventure, both for the fact that I never really knew if I was going to end up where I planned and that driving in China was absolute mayhem, such challenges turned out to be the defining experiences of my trip and the most memorable. Especially since I lived to tell the tales.
Sure, it was amazing to see the giant pagodas at the Ming Tombs and walk through the Forbidden City in Beijing, and I will get to all that, but it was the feeling of being immersed in a culture so foreign and far away that really made it for me.
Much more to tell, stay tuned..