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Hefei is a hot city. How hot is it, Johnny?! Well, today it hit 100 F. But the "heat index," or the way it actually feels, is 126 F. And that's in the shade. It's been like this all week. Oh, and if you follow the Chinese lunar calendar, it's already fall!

In case you're not sure where Hefei is, here's a useful Google map of the region. It begins at the main campus of the University of Science and Technology of China. Keep clicking on the minus sign on the upper left of the map and step by step you'll move outward until you recognize something familiar -- like the East China Sea. Our old friend Shanghai is a few hours by bus to the east.