After two and a half month in Nanjing, China, I had to leave the country. I would say its the first time, that I would like to stay at a place longer and get even deeper into society and peoples mind. Well, “it is what it is” as a famous Chinese-American girl said once. I’m back in Hong Kong now and tried first to use couchsurfing.com again. I met a nice guy who invited me to stay at his place until 2 minutes before I was supposed to meet him: He canceled the hosting and apologized hard. Anyways. So I needed to search after my 27 hours trip, from Nanjing to Hong Kong on a hard seat, another 2 hours for the cheapest hostel in town, what I finally found: 60 HKD a night in a 16-bed-dormitory in famous Chung King Mansion. I didn’t give up on couchsurfing and kept on searching. Finally a nice guy answered me only 6 minutes after my request and offered me even more as expected. So, now I am in his apartment, had a shower, WiFi and a bed. Thanks a lot. I don’t really know how long I can stay here. I didn’t even see him yet. haha. Yes, I threw the key in the mailbox, so I can get myself into the apt. However, I’m going to hang out with way more people as last time in Hong Kong and that’s cooooool. Tonight I gonna meet him due his training of unicycle hockey: crazy stuff. So, until my flight goes to Seattle to see my love, I will enjoy Hong Kong on a really small budget, because I totally underestimated the prices in Hong Kong. Ok. Enough for now. Oh, one more ok?!:
People of the world. People of China. People of Nanjing. I miss you.
Well, since the exhibition was cool and I did not have something like a speech, and the owners somehow didn’t really care anymore all of a sudden about the speech and the party, I just tried to enjoyed showing people around, tell them some stuff about the pictures and drank beer which tastes horrible. To save you from a bad imagination and pictures from friends of mine you never saw before, just look at the picture below and enjoy the smile of those wonderful ladies I met 4 days ago in a poor neighborhood in Nanjing. Although you actually never saw those women before as well, I considered its much more worth instead of show drunken people who are playing with cameras. Thanks. Flo
tonight is the night. I will have my first exhibition in a restaurant/bar called BEHIND THE WALL here in Nanjing and its very nice, like Christmas. Tomorrow I will show you some photos on my blog about da party. Its nice to know that I reached a point with my pictures where people like to show my work. And I feel save enough now with my pictures. Creating a certain style with my pictures which is not only about photoshop. yeah. Today, I also delivered the pictures I took for the local Nanjing magazine MAP about living in Nanjing, displayed on my blog in the beginning of September. nice. hello life, hello love.
After a 36 hrs bus ride from Luang Prabang in Lao to Kunming in China, I met Shawnee (the lady from the states) again and traveled so far north through Dali to Lijiang (elevation 2400m) with her. The province is beautiful and it gives me a totally different impression of China from what I experienced the first time in Guilin. Is just so much more related to culture as for example in Lijiang the Naxi people. I am still doing my photography and doing fine. We gonna travel further north as close as we can get to the tibetan border. Check out the new stuff if you want.
I am learning Chinese again and its going … ok. But I really like the language and its way easier to learn than Vietnamese or Lao or Cambodian. Take care | Man Zou (walk slowly in Chinese)