finding a dwelling

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Hong Kong. What throngs of people! No air to breathe.


As always the first thing to do is find shelter. I stayed with my brother for a couple of weeks while I looked around. The university dorms weren’t all that great.  In China the difference in prices for locals and foreigners is huge for everything including rent. Rather than pay a lot For a less than ideal living conditions I thought it would be better to rent an apartment. Single bedroom flats are not a good deal so I asked my Chinese friends find someone looking to share one. I found a Chinese fellow named Wang and we got a two bedroom flat  for a cheap rent. With around 50$ I paid 25$. The only drawbacks were the poor location (in bad neighbourhood and no furnishing). It was a bare unattractive place that looked like a bathroom on the outside and inside (pink tiles!) but for the price I didn't care, I was thinking survival. The caretaker was a disheveled guy with a paunch he always went around without a shirt and in flip flops (typical south china style). He didn't talk he roared. It was a good place to learn Chinese in a hurry no one spoke anything else.


I_Gemini says:
Yeah, when no one speaks anything else you don't really have a choice.
Posted on: Jan 31, 2008
ctjevans says:
LOL - that last line is funny!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2007
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