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Need of a Electrical Plug in the Tech Capital of the World

I learned that Chonqgqing is one of the leaders in production of laptop computers. All of the manufactures seem to have facilities here. I even learned today that 1 in 4 laptop computers was produced here in 2013.

How do i know this? because I think I left my computer cord in the old hostel, and needed a new computer cord, and the above is what I came up with when I Googled computer accessories in Chongqing. I did however locate a few places that sell accessories-but that doesn't mean they we're easy to find.

I found one place which required taking the metro, then changing to another line and going 5 stations. So at 9 am yesterday, that is exactly what I did. I walked out into a cloudy, cold day. All I did was wander around. i couldn't find any place that sold computers. I found a big discount department store with pets in one corner, with the cages seemingly thrown together, and a little kitten in a small cage that kept meowing. Somewhere else, i got a picture of the weird looking dog with protruding teeth. I found all sorts of cheap food for sale, including pastries, and I filled up on them. (You can get a complete meal, perhaps not nutritious, for well under a dollar).IMG_0676.JPGIMG_0678.JPG

After wandering around aimlessly looking for an electronics store, i gave up, and took the metro, connected to another metro, and went back to the hostel to use the wifi. This time, I found another place, and asked the girl at the hostel where it was. She told me which metro line it was (the same on I transferred to before), and wrote down the name in Chinese so I could find it. It was on a busy pedestrian street-but I did find it, and they did have the cord for my laptop. After that, I walked around the street for a while-but it was still a cold, cloudy, drizzly day, so I planned on taking the metro back to the hostel. First, I rode the metro for a little bit in another direction, taking a line that hugged a hill, and getting off where there was an escalator up a hill. I looked at the view, sat in park watching kids playing with their grandparents (seems like grandparents watch the kids a lot here).IMG_0674.JPGIMG_0698.JPG

I then got back on the metro and went back to the hostel to take a nap (Again, a cold clammy day-conducive to a nap). I slept for a few hours, and went out again after dark. I walked down the street, down the hill, and walked past public parks. In parks in Chinese cities after dark-folks like to play music and dance, and it was nice to see. I even saw two men dancing together. I was in the mood for a break from noodles and Chinese food, so I hoped for pizza and a beer for dinner-so I hoped I would find a Pizza Hut (seems like a lot of them in China). but i couldn't find one-so more Chinese noodles and bottled water. I did find a waterside promenade, so I walked along that for a while, and then tried to go back to the hostel. The metro seemed to stop running, so I got a cab for around $1.00. IMG_0721.JPGIMG_0723.JPGdf8c5d80-48ec-11e8-9a8f-8d119240e8ae.JPG

Posted by DavidPearlman 16:57 Archived in China

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