Over 80 school staff gathered for a "Ten Year Celebration" meal yesterday evening in a revolving restaurant atop one of Kunming's four star hotels. It took me two hours to get there by public transport however - the first bus did a u-turn after 15 minutes for reasons I never fully worked out. Then we hit tailbacks from two separate accidents. I tried another bus which was suddenly redirected by a traffic policemen due to roadworks and a third bus stopped 2km short of the hotel due to a massive traffic jam which had brought the whole thoroughfare to a grinding halt. But at least (and at last) I got there!
The food was a buffet and had plenty of delicious options to choose from. Then there was a party with "hilarious" games. I'm sure it wasn't just the language barrier - it's occasions such as this where western and chinese cultural expectations seem to diverge the most! After 2 hours of "fun" we finally got to head home. I found a taxi this time and was back within 30 minutes.
About the blogger
Past blog entries