Well, well, well. I came back from China, Shanghai is amazing place. Although, I wish I could understand what people were saying to me. There were guys on the street, talking to me and I had no idea what do they mean. But, without language, I actually discovered so many good things. In the restaurant, I asked for tea. A woman brought me a glass of hot, ginger water. I used to hate ginger so much. But I guess, its time to change my default settings. Let’s say…a software update.
The other thing what stuck to my eyes was the lack of lighting in the shops that are off center. In my European understanding, when the shop is almost dark, its closed. But in China, it’s still open. I like all the eyes catching nice lighting on the building, streets and shops.
The next thing that shocked me was e-bikes. They are very popular in China, much faster than a bike and yes, you
don’t need a driving license for them. So, everyone can ride it…without common sense of rules. I was lucky to have a driver, because I have no idea what would happen if a drive in that country. People don’t actually look where they are driving because they have priority over cars.I saw three people on the e-bikes, where the last one was making selfie at the middle of the busy road. Then, I saw people traveling with dogs and even small children. Obviously, helmets aren’t popular too. Every e-bike is a masterpiece, it has got it’s own unique style. Moreover, people bring blankets with them when they driving.
Ok, let’s talk about tea. All the tea that you can buy in the shop has nothing to do with the real tea. I felt in love with the Korean tea. It has got magical taste. I bought some tea for home, and I have no idea how I’m gonna survive when it’s gonna end. This is the reason why I haven’t bought anything from Chinese make up and skincare. I can’t even imagine what would happen with me. I even hate online shopping, it drives me insane and I hate hate waiting process. I decided to be mainstream, so I stick to my favorite MAC, Lancome, Diesel and Issey Miyake which are available for top ups everywhere.
I enjoyed spending time with Chinese people, I got to know their world, culture and life. Of course, I enjoyed the food so much. I have never ate that much sea food in my life. Greece was the last place where I ate octopus…and now I even ate shark. Last couple of months I was making myself eat, but I ate everything I saw in China. I even started my day with noodles. Architecture is amazing ! I couldn’t take my eyes of the buildings.
Now, I can’t wait to be back.