ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
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Mar 13, 2013

Bars in Asia

So I've noticed this trend that people in Asia don't eat or drink alone at the bar. Currently, the Japanese bartender at my hotel thinks I am a total dingbat. I am sitting alone at the bar and I've ordered OMG 2 glasses of wine by myself. The look of utter bewilderment and disgust was priceless and a bit off putting. Yes, I am a foreigner and blond and a woman and I drink alone if I'm traveling alone. I don't want to sit alone in my room and work...I do that almost every night. I know culturally it's different...eating and drinking is relationship development or guanxi in Chinese. It's a social occasion. So a rather odd/random question, how does one pick up someone at the bar in Asia if everyone is in a group? Food for thought...not for me though! In T minus 17 days I'll be with my sweetheart in Bali! Yay! Like the pics?! I can't wait!



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