From Zhang Jia Jie, we took the train to Ji Shou, then a coach bus to Feng Huang (map). The one and a half hours’ bus ride was like being on a roller coaster. There are lots of potholes on the road and it’s also very dusty – typical countryside condition in China. There is no need to book hotels in advance as there are hundreds of small inns alone the riverside, all in similar conditions, price various from 50 to 100 yuan. The first night we were charged for 100 yuan as we didn’t know how to bargin. We found the tourist area was interesting and decided to spend one more day to explore the place more thoroughly. The price went up to 150 yuan for the second night. The owner of the inn said it was so because the second night was Friday and there would be more tourists coming for the weekend. That could be so. But we believe it was more likely because we are “foreigners” using foreign country passports as identification paper. We said no and went to another inn two doors down the street. They charged only 80 yuan.
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Before today, I wasn’t really interested in going to the Anime North conference as I was told it’s just some people dressing like weirdos on the street. But I am glad I did tag along with our friend, even though just taking some pictures outside the Toronto Congress Center building. Not saying I’m too old, but I guess I need to be more open to the next generation. These people (most of them are teenagers) are fun to be with. Some costumes are to mimic characters in animation movies and comic books; some (for example, the “Record Player”) are made from their own creative minds. These people are not shy to be photographed, as long as you ask nicely first. I guess it makes them proud and they would have no problem being shown off on the web. The one thing you shouldn’t ask is, “Who are you?” or “What is your character?” That will make you sound ignorant and dumb. You are “supposed” to know before being in this crowd.