You’re probably reading this and wondering, how are they having a LAST last day? It was supposed to be for ten days! And now there’s another post!
Well, we were supposed to be leaving for Chicago the morning of what would be “Day 11”. We all got through security just fine, waited to board the plane, boarded the plane, and waited for take off. Unfortunately, take off never happened that day. First we were told that we had to wait until all of the cellphones were off. That took some time. Then we were told that there was trouble with communication with the watch tower. That took some time. Then we were told that they were finally able to communicate with the tower and that we had to get to the take off strip. That took some time. Then we were told that there might be an electrical problem and that they had to call in engineers. That took some time. Then we were told that we had to wait until the engineers made the call of whether or not we were leaving today. That took some time. Then we were told that we would not be taking off due to the electrical problem and that we had to wait for immigration. That took some time. Then we were all boarded off of the plane and had to get our passports rechecked. That took some time.Then we had to wait for buses to take us to a five-star hotel. I said that knowing my luck, it will just be a crappy motel named “Five-Star.”
As you can tell, this was a very long and dreary day. We thought we were going home, but China just wanted to keep us there longer. We befriended a flight attendant and a few students from DePaul during this whole ordeal. It was nice to see that even during this time, we all bonded anyway.
You are probably wondering if our hotel was an actual five-star hotel or a crappy motel named “Five-Star.” It was definitely a five-star hotel. It was the best hotel I ever stayed at in my entire life. To see a better review of the hotel, check out the Hotels tab on the side, where you can also see reviews of the other hotels that we stayed at.
Finally, the next day, we did actually get home safely.