So I'll be honest with you. I came to Nanjing with one purpose in mind, to get free vegemite. While in Beijing I met an Aussie who lived in Nanjing and his program always sent him tubes as part of their care packages. (I've been told of many Aussie programs that do this, btw).
I wasn't able to meet up with Rory, but I did meet a nice Brit in my hostel and we went out and had a lovely time walking around the town and then catching this beautiful water show in a park. The highlight of the water show was this ADORABLE maybe 18 month year old chinese boy next to us. He just kept dancing the whole time in this cute and funny little way. Scared of me at first, by the end he was coming up and sitting next to me. Another baby win for Rosenstock!
I really was not into the city at first, partly because my cab driver couldn't find the hostel and took me to two different ones. After an hour I just got out, paid him some money and got into another cab. Well, when I say "got into" I mean I took the keys out of this new cab and went up to the driver who didn't want to go and shook them in front of him saying "let's go. keys. now." Chinese cab drivers can bring out the worst in me. Eventually I got to the hostel and all I wanted to do was rest. I needed a day off from the constant go and the long days of tours. The water show and people there really made me sort of like Nanjing more, but I don't think I'd go back there again as Shanghai and Suzhou are close by and I just liked them tons more.