So I have one full day left until I leave for Los Angeles. I didn’t want to change $100 US dollars for such a short time so I have 1 something yuan left and my hostel key deposit which I get when I check out on wednesday. I figured I’d use my visa credit card. But guess what, it’s not widely accepted here.
So I decided to go to mcdonalds because like it’s from America right?
Everyone pays with their cell phone here in shanghai. No one carries cash…except maybe foreigners.
So visa was not accepted at mcdonalds in shanghai.
One of the employees tried to help me download alipay but gave up and just decided to give me free food. Like….I already ate dinner so I wanted cake.
So I can have cake and eat it too.
She even made me hot chocolate which is not on the menu. I will definitely remember her when I have some front row seats to my one woman show.
I tell people that I like slow travel….
Like sitting at a cafe drinking hot cocoa and eating cake.
And talking to a stranger…
who knew it would be fulfilled by a mcdonalds employee.
So there are nice people in china- because after some miserable experiences of rude interactions I thought “I’m so ready to go home”, but there is hope.
Thank you dear friend.