Currently typing this from the hotel in Changsha on our first night here and I am shocked and so pleasantly surprised that I can access and publish on WordPress here in the country of firewalls!! :O I vividly remember the last time I was here in China in 2013 during the Trip to China where I could not access WordPress at all to publish anything — I remember being able to log in somewhat but only by refreshing like crazy just to get a post up but this time, there’s no blockage at all. I still can’t access Facebook or Instagram of course, but WordPress is now unblocked?! So surprised! 😀 I guess I might be able to continue blogging my trip after all even while sightseeing in China (provided that each night’s hotel has good reliable wifi though). Yay! 😀
….. Wait a minute….. I just typed in Facebook in my web browser and even though it took a very long time, my entire feed appeared. What, you can use Facebook in China now?! But how come I can’t access it or IG on my phone. Confused. Going to investigate.
Update: So Google and Instagram don’t work on my laptop but Facebook does! :O What?!??! How? Is it because of this nice hotel? I’m confused but not complaining. But then why doesn’t FB work on my phone? Loading Facebook is slow but it’s still nice to be able to have access and check a few things. 😀