After eating a quick breakfast, JW and I caught a taxi to Mong Kok to take the bus to China. We were going to China. Since we had a few days off from the national holiday, I decided it’d be fun to visit my cousin in Xin Hui. I don’t regret going but I regret taking the bus on a national holiday. A bus ride that was supposed to have only taken 3 hours took more than 6 hours. The buses aren’t as stable as the buses in the states so I got car sick half way through. That was just bad.
After getting there, my cousin found me. She and her husband took us out to dinner at a western fusion restaurant. It was called Old tree café and it was really nice. The interior was spacious with a grand piano in the center and a grand staircase leading to half a second floor that overlooked the place. It’d been a while since I had western food so of course I ordered steak. Sadly I didn’t know how to say medium rare in Chinese so they ended up giving me rare. It was still really good though just a bit hard to cut and chew. It was the best western food I’ve had in Asia so far. Nomnomnom. It actually tasted legit keke. Later we went to my cousin-in-law’s place. They had recently just gotten married and gotten a new apartment. The place was adorable with the wedding decorations still up. It was so heart-wrenchingly adorable. My cousin is adorable too. So is her husband hehehe. They are both such kind-hearted people. JW and I shared a room and the best thing about it was that they had a hunormous teddy bear on the bed. I would hug that thing in my sleep for the next 2 days XD.
On a side note, I’m also really grateful they have a normal bathroom. I might have taken it for granted but toilet bowls aren’t as common as floor toilets in China. Most of the places I would later visit would only have floor toilets. End of day 1. Knocked out as soon as I got in bed.
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