the building designs,
the level of sophisticated technology
in this city
beyond what I had imagined on a large scale.
this place really looks like the future.
very innovative architecture.
the brilliant use of glass and beautifully gaudy lights.
the artistically sweeping highways and bridges.
and that’s what hit me the most
how "normal" it feels here.
yes, there are tons of chinese people all over.
yes, everything is in chinese script.
but no – it doesn’t feel that odd to me.