Our final hostel was an irritable trek from the nearest metro stations but well worth it - one of the nicest, and very reasonable room rates. In the dorm of ten beds we had eight of them (throughout the week there was a steady influx of Project Trust volunteers arriving from their travels) but quickly made friends with one of the other travellers, Amy, from Australia. The other room-mate fairly blatantly disliked us, though this was probably justified, given eight people laden with suitcases from a year-long stay quickly spread to fill all floor space. We tried, we really did. We also resorted to shared resources (mainly communal shampoo) since we had so little time left. (more…)
Blogging my year with Project Trust in China, 2015/16. My project was Karamay No. 7 Middle School, Xinjiang Province.