really quick update, frightening
tired, hungry and therefore grumpy we get off the train, elbow our way through the crowd, get hassled for our tickets (cause you need them to get out of the trainstation. . . don't get that) and onto a waiting bus. andfor no apparent reason we stay on the bus not moving for about 20 minutes . . . I was really tired and there was a lot of talking going on so I may have missed the perfectly apparent reason. We're told that it's a forty minute drive and there wont be any food when we get there, everythig will be closed ( I guess it was around 9/10) so we all pile off the bus to get us some, wait what's the only thing open in China at 10 oclock at night next to a trainstation, you guessed it KFC. no joke. I ate it and it was welcome but I don't eat KFC in the States so no comparison to give. A forty minute bus ride, just bumpy enough to keep me from sleeping, later we arrived at the university. I remember getting off the bus, walking the 10 ft in the rain, finding my luggage magically in the lobby, and getting a key so now I'm bunking with Charlotte and not Brittanie, I love Brittanie, but I think I talk to much for her she's quiet and Charlottes like me so it works. and then sleep, wonderful wonderful sleep.
5/17 On Campus Orientation and Campus Tour. The next morning we are shown the dining hall, or halls there are three, and its soo cheap! That afternoon we are taken to the building next door (where we will have all our classes) Here we meet out Zhengzhou student buddies I had a great girl named Roxanne, sadly this is the only time I hang out with her, becasue I spilled coke all over the card she gave me and was unable to decipher it. *tear* After the Orientation (most of which I couldn't hear, and I'd gotten lost cause I wasn't paying atention and had no idea how to get back to our building) we were let loose with our buddies and they took us on our tour. I'm not certain how long we hung out only that at one point it looked like it would rain so we went to her dorm building to get an umbrella. I waited outside then she came running back and asked me to come meet some of her roommates (3 of them, she lived with 7 other girls - thats right 8 to a room-eek) We talked for ages, then it got pretty late and we went to eat at alittle restaurant on campus. we had Indian Sandwiches and she insisted on paying because I was her guest, I understood but it felt wierd. Afterdinner we waded through the storm and made it back to my building, I had to call her back as her friend had lent me an umbrella and she was about to leve without it. I'm really glad I did because otherwise I'd still have it an feel just awful about stealing it. It got late I took a long hot shower (Each room has it's own little water heater, and I loved it so) nice and cozy in my PJ's I talked with Char about our amazing day and decide I'm going to love Zhengzhou. ( and I do I really really do!)