China, to me, defies being defined. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not. Usually, when I visit a new country, I KNOW very clearly if I like it or not. And I like things to be that way – in black and white. China put me in a grey territory; figuratively and literally.
Here are my impressions of Beijing where I spent a little more than a week in May.
This is my very first impression of China – too many people at China Immigration. And I say this coming from India! I must admit that I discounted China’s population. Phisth! How can 1.3 billion be more intimidating than 1.2 billion?! Boy was I wrong…
China is grey. Enough said.
China can be super fun. I have vague memories and pictures (taken a couple of days later) of bars I went to one wild night which took me 24 hours to recover from.
Food in China can be weird but tasty.
Chinese people are ingenious. And psyched about being robbed.
I saw a Dior art exhibition in Beijing!
Chinese rock bands rule!
History is just around the corner.
Dogs in China are very fashion-forward.
So yes, China was not bad. It was fun, even. I did scratch one item off my bucket list – The Great Wall of China. That made the trip totally worth it.