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February 14th, 2006 – by: dfoo
After a brief respite at the hostel. I head out to hit the city without a map or a travel guide. Something which I've never done before. Previously I've always had a slight idea of where to go and what to do when heading out of a hostel's doors.
Through my wanderings, I manage to find the Shanghai Museum, the Bund, and Nanjing Rd. The last two being only a few hundred meters from my hostel.
Today I did notice a lot of people selling/peddling roses to people passing by. I didn't think too much of it at the time. There is always those people who try to sell roses in the hopes that you will buy it for someone special. A lot less so when your walking alone, but it still happens. Anyway after rejecting what seemed like the twentieth rose seller today I see a huge display on Nanjing Rd with hearts and a lot of pink. Only then did it click that it was Valentines Day today.
Side Note: I felt pretty depressed today. I don't know if its homesickness, the fact that I'm alone for the first time in a long time, the fact that my travels are winding up and I'm flying back to Sydney or its just being single on Valentines day. Most probably a combination of them all.
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