Went to Wal-Mart! Ok, well, I am a bit scared being vegan and eating out. I have done it a few times already here but I can pretty much guarantee my last meal had some meat stock. I printed out notes saying no meat/fish/oyster/etc etc etc. (Yes, fish is meat and so are oysters). Anyways. I really am finding people looking at me weirdly. Very very very very few people understand English well or at all. I am really surprised. But, earlier, I met one really nice kid who helped me order. We spent ages! He took me to a restaurant, sat down, and helped. I tried to give him a few Yuan, but he turned it down. Just wanted to meet me again. That was really humbling.
So what else? Well, I met a few really nice people at the airport. I must say, the hotel is pretty slick. Looks nice, goldfish throughout the hall, Chinese art. Pretty neat. But... I still haven't had a real cup of coffee in a while, the one at Melbourne airport was frikkin' awesome!
And I've already stopped up the toilet once! Triple-ply. I was counting them layers as I was doin my business. I haven't had much sleep either.
Much love from the Northern Hemisphere!