Finally Meeting My New Shifu....
08.07.2010 - 10.07.2010
So the next day Humar and I said our goodbyes, I headed off to this cheaper area i knew of and had contacted the Shifu, he said he would come to collect me in 2 days, He did not speak English, I had some to translate for us so we could communicate via emails.
XuanWu is a Really cool place, is a bit of a tourist place, but there are many cool shops and nice and cheap restaurants to eat it, Not to mention cheap accommodation, Unfortunately the hostel was fully booked when i arrived, So i stayed in a nearby hotel,It was about 16GBP for 1 night, it had hot shower, most comfortable bed ever and TV etc etc, So not a bad price. Anyway i spent a couple of nights here, meeting some people in the local bars etc etc, Just chilling out, Once again, I am not one for taking photos haha, So i do not have much to show really. But if i came back i most likely would like to come to this place again.
Beijing is also a really LOVELY city! I would like to explore it fully in the future to see what sites it has to offer, It really is HUGE! I cannot believe how big it is, Coming from the small little island of Guernsey, it really makes you realise how small we are, Its a buzzing street, with a booming economy, Not to mention lots of traffic! But wow it really shows how fast China is advancing.
Anyway the Shifu had asked for me to wait at 366 Inn (I think its called) and noon, on a certain day, So i was packed and was just chilling at the restaurant there, drinking my tea, I felt like a little kid waiting for the teacher to arrive and also was quite nervous! Hehe, Anyway sooner or later he arrived! He was a kind man and a great guy, was also quite funny, always whistling hehe, we walked through the streets and he bought me a snack and also a drink of some sort, and off we went to the car to meet his driver.
It was about a 1.5hr trip to Daxing (Country District Of Beijing). I felt really bad because i could not speak Chinese, but i tried to impress him with what little Chinese i had haah. Leaving the main center of Beijing to the country was a pleasant surprise, I love the country side more than big city life, and was happy to be around fields and trees again =D. Sooner or later we were to arrive at the Shifus home =D
Shifu Chen! And My New Home!!