LuShun the town of stares!
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Have you ever had the feeling when traveling that you defiantly werenâ€™t wanted there or you felt like the local people knew something you didnâ€™t and it wasnâ€™t a good thing this would describe the unwelcome feeling that all foreigners receive in a town neighboring Dalian called Lu Shun. This once Japanese and Russian harbor town is the home to one of the premier key harbor locations/positions for the
So hereâ€™s what happened after we looked at the Russian needle monument we drove a min. drive over to the very small mountain you hike up to go to the ruins. We start walking up and a couple of teen age girls told me and the people I was with that they could go up but I was not allowed to follow. My hosts said we should just ignore them and continue because they just wanted to sell us something. So we get about not even around the corner (were about 2/16ths up this road) and like 5 people are running up the hill and the group in front of us turns around and wont let us go any further. My hosts start to question why this isâ€¦ So ever one starts arguing this goes on for about 3 or 4 min. till a taxi pulls up this small road and the driver gets out and says to get in his car and he will help us. No all of this was being said in Chinese so I was quite confused and the only things I could understand with one year of Chinese under my belt was â€śwe donâ€™t want him or any other foreignersâ€ť and â€śto leave quickly.â€ť So after they all walked us down the nearly 100 steps we had taken we walked to our car and left. I was kind of scared but, I kind of liked the excitement!
My friends explained about how there is a bunch of old and â€śNEWâ€ť military equipment up there and some Japanese people last year tried to take pictures and spy on the Chinese military equipment and also take pictures of this harbor and its military vessels at he dockâ€™s. If you have ever been to
I wouldnâ€™t go back here because it honestly wasnâ€™t worth the hour drive out side