In China now, after a 12+ hour flight from San Francisco. Got in about 4-5 hours ago (I’m all screwed up on time right now).
It’s overcast and muggy and reminds me of Chicago summers. Amazingly like Chicago actually except that I smell exhaust fumes (like Tijuana). And people smoke (a lot more than I’ve become accustomed to). I’ve been concerned about how I’d do with the air quality but if it keeps raining a bit, it shouldn’t be too bad for me.
I’m staying here, which isn’t a bad place. Walking distance to Tsingua Science Park (I can see Google’s building from here) and to Mozilla’s China office. When we got here, our rooms weren’t yet ready so they put us in temporary rooms until ~7pm. I’m now sitting in my new room that was just cleaned except that the lady cleaning the bathroom somehow got herself locked in the bathroom. So for the past 20 minutes a crew of people have been trying to unlock the door. The last guy literally looked like he was picking the lock. Oddly no one seems to be notice me.
Unfortunately there are only three TV stations in English – CNN, HBO and National Geographic. Fortunately, I can VPN through San Jose to stream Netflix movies which might keep me entertained until bed time. It’s a shame I don’t have Slingbox.