NIHAO! From China!

It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve been here and I’ve been stuck working so much, this is the first chance I’ve had to even THINK about making a post here!

So how is it here? HOT! And Humid AF!  And in case you hadn’t guessed yet, my work hours are like 12 hour days, 6 days a week. Last week, counting 19.5 hours travel time, I had 92 hours for the week.  At least my paycheck showed it!

But that isn’t to say that I’m having a terrible time or anything like that. I’m just busy busy busy…! The people here are really friendly and the food… oh lordy…. the food is Soooooo good! Fuck that shit you get back in the states..! This is GOOD Stuff!!

My first night, I had a driver pick me up from the airport and take me to the Hong Kong Sheraton.  And as you can see, from the pics below, it’s a pretty nice hotel!

 

But I only got to spend one night there.  Then it was off to the Pullman in Dongguan.  And this is even nicer!  A Breakfast Buffet is included in the cost of the room, and there’s buffets for every meal that I can charge back to the room.  Saturday nights they do a Brazillian BBQ, and I’m running out of Superlatives to describe how good certain things are out here!  But damn… look at these pics…

Chinese water torture…
So… much… torture…

So yeah, it’s been busy as hell, and to top it off, we had been planning a trip to Macau today, but as it turns out we had not one, but TWO Typhoons come through here since Friday!  And the second one passed directly over Macau today, so we had to cancel that trip.  We’ll try again next week though.

The difference between a Hurricane, a Typhoon, and a Cyclone is where in the world they are located:

  • Hurricanes form in the Atlantic.
  • Typhoons form in the Pacific.
  • Cyclones form in the Indian Ocean.

So yeah, all the Hurricane Florence stuff you’ve been hearing about in the Carolinas and east coast, is pretty much what we had out here.  Just… twice.  I don’t think either was quite as strong as Florence was though.  In any case, I got it easy here in the hotel.  We are located far enough away from the storm that we just had some strong winds and rain.  So don’t worry about me.  I’m safe.

Hong Kong had it much stronger and I’m sure other areas were hit pretty hard.  *Fingers Crossed* Here’s hoping no one was affected by either typhoon much, and my heart goes out to anyone affected by Florence and/or these storms as well.

I think that should cover this post for now.  I’ll see if I can post some random pics of the area/hotel later on.  I at least wanted to get a post out here saying I’m here, and I’m doing well, and don’t worry!  I’ll be back before you know it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Catch ya later!

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