After checking into my hotel room I wanted to log onto the internet to check email and post a blog entry but I wasn't able to get online. I called reception to inquire how I could connect.
A man answered in Chinese. I asked, in Chinese, if he speaks English: "Ni shuo Yingwen ma?"
His response? "Ke yi." (Yes.)
I should have expected it. Next time I'll just ask in English.
There are room charges for internet use. I'd rather go out and explore than sit here and surf the internet for the next couple of hours so I'll wait to post.