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The only foreigner on the bus

Posted in China, Jixi by folkestonejack on January 10, 2011

After arriving at Jixi I headed out of the bus and back into the cold. Now, all I had to was find the guide.

In theory this should have been the easy bit, as the guide was supposed to be waiting for me with a sign. However, I had advance warning that he had forgotten this and the guide wouldn’t be able to tell me who he was as he didn’t speak any english. I had no doubt that the guide would spot me – after all, I was the only foreigner on the bus – but how would I know who he was amongst the usual scrum of taxi drivers?

I needn’t have worried. In a surreal moment, amidst all the chaos, the guide did a mime of someone taking a photograph… obvious really! I followed the guide and jumped in a taxi…

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