Finding a bit of my life from Chicago in China has become equally as important as exploring the country. Growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago put me within reach of a few pool halls that turned into years of great memories. Although the pool hall in Wuxi is not as seedy as the hall in Chicago Heights it has the same layer of smoke and foreign languages that made that hangout so unique. As if this new place could not get any better it has also turned into the meeting point for several long nights at the bar. Glad to have found somewhere familiar among the strange.