by Alex Duncan | July 10, 2011 – 8:59 amBuzz
After 10 days in 大连 (Dalian) eating almost only Chinese food this morning I snapped. At 7am I got on my bike determined to find something a little more homely. I’ve always liked to think I’m the sort of person who if it came to it could live in a forest quite happily surviving on nuts an berries a bit like Ray Meers and Bear Grylls do. After this mornings Starbucks quest I’m starting to question this conceited notion. I would have been mightily embarrassed if you’d seen the sudden energy that sprang into my tired legs the second I glimpsed that friendly round green logo. I dare say if I had no choice I would be ok, but seeing as Dalian does have some vague trappings of Western culture I’m going to take full advantage.
P.s. Dear Starbucks, if you are reading this please build a new café in the Dalian Ascendas High Tech park. It’s a real “up and coming” location and a darn sight more convenient for me to get to. Love as always, Alex