Sunday, October 22, 2006


So here I am in China. It looks like an airport. It is not welcoming but I don’t suppose anywhere is at 12.30 am.

As though to presage hassles ahead, some of the airport ATMs will not take my card, so I have no money.

Taxi drivers want to take me somewhere but I have nowhere to go. I tried hard to get a late arrival at the hostel I’m staying at but we just weren’t on the same wavelength. Seeing a sign on the escalator that says “Do not reach out of elevator” makes it clear why.