kung fu

First Full Day

I had set my alarm for 05:20 with the idea that I would beat the bell they have and be ready a little earlier. However, instead, I woke to the sound of their bell. A very loud bell. What I realised, is that they have one bell at 05:20 to wake people up and another at 05:30 to congregate outside. When the second bell went off, kids started running out their rooms and making their way downstairs, with an air of “panic” on their faces. 
As I went outside, I could see they were starting to form lines in what looked like a height or age order. I randomly chose the second line and parked myself at the end. […]

Life As An Alien

The picture you see was on the text on the back of my entry application form. Apparently, any foreign citizen in China is considered an Alien.
Today was a long day. It took 3 planes and a taxi to arrive at the kung fu school. It started with an early morning flight from London to Warsaw, then onto Beijing and finally Zhengzhou totalling about 20 hours of travel. All that part went incredibly smoothly. I wondered how I’d cope in the Chinese airports (experienced globe trotters may laugh), but to be honest, it was easy because everything written had English beside it too. I can safely say airports are a safe haven.
The smoothness went a little rough once I left Zhengzhou airport.  […]

Kung Fu School & Visa Relief

My chinese visa request was successful, so I can stay in China for 60 days and my non refundable flights can safely stay that way.

So the plan for the 60 days?

56 days of kung fu training and 3 days in Beijing sightseeing.

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