Don’t be sur­prised by the long haul (Wade K)

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - VISTA -

The worst visa run I ever went on was when I worked as an out­door guide. The com­pany had not paid us in a cou­ple months, so I ba­si­cally had no money. I had to go from Sanya in Hainan Prov­ince to Hong Kong to get a new visa and then up to Nan­jing in Jiangsu Prov­ince, which is 1,792 kilo­me­ters away, to do a win­ter camp so I could get some money. I took a 20-hour longdis­tance bus to Hong Kong. Ev­ery­one else on th bus got off in Shen­zhen in Guang­dong Prov­ince so the bus driver took an hour-long break with me locked in the bus. That night I slept out­side in the cold since I had no money and pass­port.

Af­ter­wards, I got my pass­port back and went over to Guangzhou to try y and get a train up to Nan­jing. The train was for the next day, so I spent the night in an In­ter­net cafe.cafe The next day, I missed my train be­cause I didn’t re­al­ize that I was at the east train sta­tion and not the main train sta­tion. I got my 85 per­cent re­fund and took a 20-hour train ride to Shang­hai with no seat. Fi­nally, I made it to Shang­hai and took the fast train to Nan­jing and im­me­di­ately took a shower and a nap.

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