So after just one day of my new contract at Yinhe school the Chinese National Day holiday began. It’s called National Day but by law most business close for 5 consecutive days, which when combined with weekends can add up to a decent break. Well our school was closing for 9 days – awesome – so Margaurita and I started planning where we should go. The holiday is great but, as anyone in China (a country of 1.3 Billion people) will tell you, travelling at this time should be avoided at all costs.
To avoid these crowds we were planning a flight to Hong Kong or even Singapore but my passport was in getting a new visa so that was out. Local seemed our only option and even then booking into hotels was going to be tricky because as a foreigner you have to always show your passport and visa but we were determined to get away. (more…)