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I was careful using the right words when asking questions this time.
Our group just landed in Shenzhen and got booked over a small hotel right across a mall. After settling down we decided to head out to the mall to grab a bite, more like dinner. The group, there were about five of us decided to eat fast food; we saw a KFC poster in front of the mall so we were in unison that we eat at KFC. The tour guide from HK warned us to take care of our belongings since as she claims that people from mainland China were no good, I think in a nutshell she wanted to give us the impression that they were all a bunch of thieves and she added that mainland people barely know how to speak English whereas if in HK you wonâ€™t have any problem asking around.
Being that this is my first trip outside my country I felt I was boundaries beyond my safe zone, I took it to heart and watched every single move I made and vice-versa, from that point on every Chinese looking at me, I look at them back with doubt. I always thought that theyâ€™d take my passport, money, clothes, cut my hair too and then run. Looking back I now know that it was all BS, although the English part was true, which leads me to what I originally wanted to shareâ€¦
Back inside this big mall we were looking for KFC. I asked a cleaning lady holding a mop if she could tell me where KFC was.
I figured to just ask another person and maybe Iâ€™d get lucky this time. Sigh! I went to a perfume stall and thought maybe this girl would have a better comprehension compared to the cleaning lady I asked before.
The girl looked at me shaking her head as if to tell me â€śwhy didnâ€™t you say so?â€ť.
Hahaha(pause) hehehe (pause) Stupid me, I shouldâ€™ve known. She then gave me directions in Chinese â€śching-chong-wing-wangâ€ť complete with hand signals to the left and to the right, go forward and go this way and that.
In toto I still didnâ€™t understand where she was leading me. I just pretended I did and headed to look for Ken.tu.cky. on our own.
We eventually found