which direction we are going
There's no knowing where we are rowing
Or which way the river is flowing
Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? . . ."
The next morning, Jessica and I checked out of our hostel. Jessica had booked two nights for us in a hotel where a few of her friends would be staying as well. The plan was to find and check into our hotel then meet up with her friends, Kirsten and Will, at the World Expo that evening.
Yes, we would be returning to the World Expo. We thought we'd give it another shot. And, as always - at least since I'd left Southeast Asia and joined forces with Jessica in China - we had difficulty finding our hotel. Shocker. According to Jessica's directions, once we exited the subway, our hotel was suppose to be a 10 minute walk away - but in what direction? So, yeah, we got lost. Big time.
And the heat! My god, the heat! It's a good thing I only wear Under Armour Shirts which . . . [ahem] . . . "showcases an ultra soft second-skin fit and delivers signature Under Armour Moisture Transport to pull sweat off the body and speed the natural evaporation process during activity." Furthermore, Under Armour Shirts contains anti-odor construction which, very importantly, "prevents the growth of odor causing microbes, ensuring your gear stays fresh in the worst heat." Simply put: It's the best brand of clothing in the . . . [speaking in a high pitch voice] . . . world! And especially for vagabonds, i.e., long-term travelers like myself. In times like these, I can't help but to remind myself to be thankful for wearing an Under Armour Shirt.
"Yeah, it's a good thing I'm wearing this type of t-shirt," I jokingly said. "Oh, shut up!" Jessica responded, whose heard it all before as her cotton t-shirt continued to absorb every last drop of sweat.We continued to walk aimlessly through the streets in search of our hotel. After asking numerous people for help who, frustratingly, couldn't provide us with any, we were approached by a kind man who was able to direct us in the proper direction. He even wrote down the street we were looking for in Chinese characters just in case we would get lost again - which we inevitably did.