In my dream, I had apparently just arrived in a small town in China to live for some time (I presume as a teacher), and I'm afraid to say I'd been allocated a particularly dirty and dusty flat, whose entrance was through a large array of scaffolding.
I headed off to a nearby pharmacy - apparently the only shop nearby, and although it looked nothing like the one I visited in Japan on my first night there, it is curious that I also tried shopping at a pharmacy for necessities like food when I first hit Osaka! Unlike my apartment, the pharmacy was very modern, and through the window I saw a towel and thought I could get rid of some of the dust using that. Unfortunately when I made it to the counter, I realised the towel was part of a display and not for sale.
While in the pharmacy, I saw a guy advertising very cheap medical treatments on the back of his T-shirt - just 2 Yuan - and I realised I needed to look up the exchange rate when I got back to my apartment. Now that I type that, I'm pretty surprised - one of my pet hates is people who land in a country without knowing what the local currency is worth!
Anyway, China still remains on my list of places to travel to one day - and I hope it will be more spectacular than what my dream suggested. Have you been to China - or do you want to? And what are you tips on the best places to visit? Let me know below (but I don't need any more visits to Chinese pharmacies, thanks!).
Thanks to kafka4prez and hsingy for the pics via Flickr CC.