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The Arrival! Onto Taining, Fujian!

Time To Go To The Rising Dragon School Of Martial Arts!

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Shanghai!

Such an amazing place!, Though i do with i prepared my Chinese, BEFORE arriving. The city of Shanghai is truly booming! I did not spend no time looking around, but it seemed like such a well developed city, i was really amazed with Chinas huge cities!

Or maybe its just because i am from small small Guernsey...We are easily impressed haha =D.

Anyway i had arrived at Shanghai bus station, I was then trying to book a ticket for "Taining", i could not find many that spoke English at the time, So i rushed around and some friendly person helped me out =D, They went to the ticket office, got my one way for Taining, then showed me where to wait for the bus. The bus trip its self was not bad, but because i could not speak any Chinese i did not know how long the journey was =D.

I was expecting maybe 6 hours, but it ended up being 12 hours, which is not so bad, But when you only had a 6 hour journey in mind, then each hour passes after that point, you just keeping to yourself "when will this journey end?!"... I remember about 8 hours into the trip, i finally found out it was a 12 hour journey.

When arriving in Taining, it was 4am in the morning, and there was not much open, for someone that didnt speak Chinese, it was not easy to find somewhere to stay. I remember one guy even took my up to Xinqao village (where the Martial arts school is), Because i told him i did "Wushu". After the 30 minute journey we get there, its pitch black nothing was open, i felt so stressed, i just wanted a hotel. So i got out of the taxi and told the driver, "Wo Yao" which means "I want" and lay down on the floor to mean sleep.

The Taxi driver then said "Oh sorry", drove me back to Taining, then found me some little hotel to stay for the night, which was quite well equipped, for 70 RMB for the night, felt SO GOOD to have a shower!

The next day was the introduction to the martial arts school!!

Posted by MonkHermit 22:09 Archived in China

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