I’m finally in China!

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!

Last moments in Estonia. My sweethearts made a nice surprise :)
Last moments in Estonia. My sweethearts made a nice surprise 🙂
Breakfast in airplane .. not very yummy!
Breakfast in airplane .. not very yummy!

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Those blue roofs remind me Tanzania and specially Zanzibar
Those blue roofs remind me Tanzania and especially Zanzibar

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.

Crowds in Beijing Airport
Crowds in Beijing Airport

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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.

Hotel room without windows and only cold water
Hotel room without windows and only cold water
Breakfast in Beijing hotel. Must admit it I didn't really eat it since the place looked dirty and after tasting the food I decided to skip the breakfast.
Breakfast in Beijing hotel. Must admit it I didn’t really eat it since the place looked dirty and after tasting the food I decided to skip the breakfast.
Hotel in Beijing
Hotel in Beijing

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!

Thank you Starbucks for existing in Beijing airport!
Thank you Starbucks for existing in Beijing airport!
On my way from Beijing to Wuhan. Many nice views!
On my way from Beijing to Wuhan. Many nice views!

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.

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Comfortable and fast train from Wuhan to Xiantao
Comfortable and fast train from Wuhan to Xiantao
View from the train. Rice and veggie fields everywhere!
View from the train. Rice and veggie fields everywhere!
Tian Men Nan train station
Tian Men Nan train station

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.

The view from my room is not the best but else I'm very satisfied with the room and location.
The view from my room is not the best but else I’m very satisfied with the room and location.
Front of the windows. Might feel a bit like prison but at least it gives a safe feeling.
Front of the windows. Might feel a bit like prison but at least it gives a safe feeling.
My lovely room with two windows, air condition, big bed and private bathroom.
My lovely room with two windows, air condition, big bed and private bathroom.

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Western toilet pot! Win!
Western toilet pot! Win!
Entrance to our house
Entrance to our house
My street
My street

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.

Green sidewalks all around the city
Green sidewalks all around the city
wowawiia, way too many noodles!
wowawiia, way too many noodles!
Choice is endless!
Choice is endless!
hahaa this picture reminds me Tanzania
hahaa this picture reminds me Tanzania

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