she didn’t remember the streets much but she remembered her old friend who showed us around and kept us company, and the professor who was very nice she said she could hear his voice change as he said goodbye after lunch later, after dinner the 3 of us sat in a bar while piano music looped endlessly in the background (just the one song) and the 2 girls chatted occasionally translating for me »


We hit town off another flight, surrounded by fog. Or is it smog? It’s hard to tell, but I’ll find out tonight when I catch up with an old friend. This city’s even bigger than the last one, though it’s hard to tell when you can’t see far. I think I see my first statue of Chairman Mao outside the Science and Technology Museum, just before we reached the hotel – I’m surprised it took so long? »