After 22 hours of flying and transferring from Slovakia, I finally arrived. China, Chinese everywhere, Chinese phones. Oh my god, I was happy to be finally outside of my country. When I arrived to airport I was supposed to meet my classmate so we could share a cab and get to know each other better before we meet all of our new classmates at the residence. Of course, I was waiting at the airport for two hours when I realized it was quite impossible to meet him without phone at such a huge place. I said to myself “ok, let’s take a cab or something so I can get some rest finally.” I have to say that I was lost. The airport was huge, I was tired, everybody looked the same and one guy was keep following me offering the cab till I agreed. He offered me a ride for 700 rmb which is around 100 Euros. I bargained it to 500 and stepped into weird looking vehicle that was so cold compared to the outside temperature that I almost got a cold. The ride was very long, but somehow comfortable even the driver was a genuine creep. I accidentally messed up my campus address with one to the residence so I arrived in front of my school with a 30 kilo luggage happy as hell knowing nothing. I stepped into the elevator and when I and found out I’m at the wrong address, the receptionist offered me a quick tour around the school before I almost fainted. Then, she showed me the right address and I was ready to go outside to wait for another cab. When I arrived it was almost 5 o’clock and soon after I stopped around 6 cabs and nobody wanted to pick me up cause of traffic, I started to regret coming to China at first place. I walked around and asked the first guy how can I get into my residence. He looked at me with refuse and I simply continued walking further. Suddenly, I saw a cute girl who I asked with sadness in my eyes if she can help me. I couldn’t believe, “she speaks English” I said to myself and followed her to the closest metro station. She was so nice she bought me a ticket, waited for the metro with me and even waved me goodbye. Never seen her since then, but still hope I can repay her kindness one day in the future. I arrived into the metro station “close” to my residence and it was “round two” of looking for the hotel. After approximately 40 minutes I found it with a help of officer, soldier, old lady and a drunk guy. I walked into the lobby and when I saw white people, I knew I was at the right place. Cute school worker walked me into my room where I took a shower and immediately went to eat with my new classmates. After a dinner I came to my room where I slowly died in a bed of happiness that I survived. Since then everything got much better and I found myself loving this city for everything I got through here. Thank you, Shanghai.