I should probably explain why I haven’t been posting for the past week so here goes. First of all, my family got in on the 27th so I’ve been spending time with them which means less free time and less blogging. Furthermore, it turns out that the Chinese government has been tracking my blog and is none to pleased with the rhetoric. Don’t worry, I’m not changing anything, I’ll just have to hide my tracks a bit better. Finally, I am no longer in Beijing and have been travelling around with irregular internet access and being the jackass that I am, I’ve misplaced my charger along the way and won’t be able to get a new one until I return to Beijing (Thursday). I am typing this from a netbook, i.e. the worst typing interface in the world. When I get my computer back up and running, you can expect a long slough of posts about Shanghai, the expo, Huangshan, and other places I’ve been this past week. For now all I have to say is that Shanghai is exponentially more pleasant than Beijing (I promise I will elaborate) and that the World Expo is a terrible place to be and you should not go. Basically, it’s a collection of jumbo-sized, travel brochures that you have to pay 160 Yuan and 4 hours of line-waiting time to read. What’s more, all these elaborate structures are going to be demolished come the end of the expo. But I’m getting ahead of myself of course because these are stories for another time. And so on.
A pat on the back if you caught the literary reference in the post and an apology for the lack of a picture.