I have been lazier than usual in posting updates. Although there are valid excuses for the delays, I apologize for keeping you all biting your nails in anxiousness as I'm sure you've been doing since my last post. My excuses are thus: 1) All blogspot addresses are blocked in China, so updating is difficult. 2) The task of documenting and summarizing an entirely new way of life feels more than slightly daunting. In light of these completely rational excuses, I've decided not to feel bad about the tardiness of this post.
So. I live in China now and it's different from the United States. That being said, I'm not going to try to explain everything all in one go.
So here's some interesting stuff I've encountered so far:
1. Some things to keep in mind if you plan on visiting me (via US airways):
Antlers will be accepted as checked baggage for a charge of $100 per direction. The following conditions of acceptance apply:
Dimension (H + W + L) must not exceed 120 in/305 cm
On the CRJ aircraft the largest dimension cannot exceed 33 in/84 cm and the overall dimensions cannot exceed 99 in/252 cm
On the Dash 8 aircraft the largest dimension cannot exceed 50 in/127 cm
Head/skull must be completely clean and free of residue
Points must be covered and protected
1 rack per ticketed customer
Can’t combine or cradle 2 or more racks
Vaulting poles will be accepted in the normal baggage allowance in lieu of a piece of baggage. One item of vaulting equipment consists of 1 pole and container with a maximum length of 16 ft/4.9 meters.
Vaulting poles cannot be transported on US Airways Express. Vaulting poles should be enclosed in a container of sufficient strength to protect the pole from accidental damage.
2. I live on the 3rd floor, right beneath the 5th floor in a beautiful apartment complex. 4th floors often don't exist in Chinese buildings due to the similarity in pronunciation of the word for "four" and the word for "death."