It’s crazy to think that I was only 5 or 6 years old when I first dreamt about living in China and now, 16years later, I’m finally here!
Let’s start from the beginning. I arrived to Beijing on Monday around 6am and that’s when all the adventures started. First of all my flight was canceled, to be honest half of the flights were canceled thanks to the bad weather. Airport was full of people, waiting lines were extremely long and angry Chinese were screaming at workers. I spent around 14hours in the airport … in waiting lines, looking for my luggage, trying to check-in to different flights what were either canceled or delayed and finally after this horrible day I didn’t have any other option than just to book a hotel and spend a night in Beijing.
I talked to many nice Chinese in the airport who were also tired of standing in the lines. All of them were speaking English very well besides the actual airport workers. I won’t even talk about hotel stuff.. I’m afraid they have never even heard English before. Well, somehow I got my room with holes in the sealing and without windows but it was definitely better than staying in airport.
After a night in hotel the transfer took me to a wrong terminal… but no worries, only half an hour tripping and I was back in the right one. This time everything went smoothly, I even had time to chill in Starbucks and the flight was only 30minutes late. Success!
When I arrived to Wuhan the new adventures started. My luggage was lost and of course nobody understood english. Somehow I managed to fill the papers and Chinese girl Helen was waiting for me outside. She took me to Han Kou station and there was Lu with my train ticket.
So, after a long trip I finally arrived to Xiantao, got Chinese phone number, visited language school, met with my flatmate Alex and finally had time to relax in my new room.
In the evening I decided to explore the city a bit. You can guess 3 times if I got lost or not?! It was easy to find shopping mall but when I came out it was suddenly dark outside. So I was wondering around the city for an hour before I found my apartment.