MAY 5 – The concierge at my hotel, Kim (male) helps me with many things: finally get a cheap cell phone (!), get info on Suzhou train, he writes out the destination in Chinese (which I start doing every time I’m traveling from that moment on), gets me a cab, and explains how and why I almost set the room on fire. Joe Flacco Ravens Jerseys Actually buying the ticket at the train station, of course, is very complicated, but I manage, and leave Shanghai for Suzhou. A young guy in the Suzhou station tries to help me find the hotel I’ve booked , but steers me completely in the wrong direction. new balance bambino offerte new balance 996 femme bleu gold Luckily I get off near an English language institute and a subway, so make my way back, but I waste a couple of hours.
I got the phone just in time, because I never would’ve found the hotel without it.
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