posted by Sarah
So, after 22 hours of travel through numerous airports we have finally arrived in Shaoxing, China to our new apartment and new lives.
Here are some first impressions of China that have struck us:
It is like a sauna anywhere outside. Walk outside and you’re immediately drenched in sweat.
There are no old cars in China.
Wealth and poverty coexist in a more striking paradigm.
The traffic laws on the road are more like guidelines.
The dress code in China is exactly like the dress code in any Western city.
The sun sets really early (like around 6 pm).
Did I mention it’s REALLY hot?
To be honest, though, I’d have to say that I haven’t really experienced much culture shock – in fact, I think I had a worse culture shock experience moving to Humboldt County than moving here. Of course, we’ve only been here for 5 days.