Here I go..

Excited and a little scared. Haven’t backpacked in a long time and sure as hell haven’t backpacked in such an different country as China. First part is going to be easy. Will meet Twiggy, a friend in Hong Kong, she seems to be very nice and friendly and hopefully we’ll get along very well.

I’ve been reading a lot about China as a whole, lots of interesting facts. Particularly interesting about the last emperor of China. When China started to reform to change from Empire to Republic the emperor who was very young abdicated. Later on China got inmersed in social and economic problems and Japan invaded and Japan use the emperor as a puppet and set up a new government. Japan was defeated and the emperor went to jail, he finally was pardoned and he spent the rest of his life as a gardner. He died anonymous and forgotten.

Time’s running out for China

In 10 days I’ll catch the plane to Hong Kong, I haven’t prepared that much. I’ve been busy reading everything I can about China and the places I want to go, or rather say, the places I’m not sure if I want to go to. I’m not really sure what I want to do. I got pretty excited about doing southern China, today I commented my housemate about that, and he replied “I don’t understand why you like to pass hardship”…. It made me feel horrible, like tons of things he says lately. Pardon me for not staying in the Shanghai Hilton for the whole month. I like to go out and explore.
I’m not sure if it was because of this comment or what, but now I am dubious about what I wanna do. Do I wanna visit a lot of places in a short amount of time, or I want to spend at least a week in each place. I’m sure I would be entertained for a month just exploring Beijing. But still I don’t know what I want to do. =(