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... or cigaret butts on the ground! There is always someone on every street of this GIGANTIC city (it's the largest city in all of China) sweep the sidewalks with something that looks like palm leaves.
3) Money: The monetary system here is pretty straight forward but a few things are different besides the obvious. I LOVE all the different colors and designs of each individual bill. The smaller the amount on the bill, the smaller ...
Today was the first day of orientation and so it was just a lot of short speeches, Chinese language lessons and we went over lesson planning. The exciting part of the day was when we experienced a traditional Chinese style lunch, lazy susan and all! There were so many different foods to choose from and everything was pretty damn spicy, except for the sweet and sour fish.
I also meet a lot of really cool people who are participants from the ...
... says it all - not as affluent as Beijing or Xi'an and it shows. But don't get it wrong. There were lots of people in the upmarket area, and there were all the designer shops and malls. I think there are just lots of people everywhere in China, and everywhere you go there are the market areas and the "up market" areas. The Three Gorges Dam Museum was worth the visit although alot of the exhibits were just narrative on the dam project; many ...
... we get 2GB per month or more for the internet, which is amazing seeing as they get 70MB, though they only pay 10rmb a month. I told him food, on the other hand, is pretty expensive in America, which confused him seeing as we have so much of it and are fat. I really didn't have an answer to that since he's right--we have plenty of food to go around, and there are obese people and folks without food to eat. An absurd contrast for such a wealthy nation.
After exiting the train ...
... confused when we woke him up at 4am to let us in, but hey, it's his job. Sorry...but not sorry.
The following day we all woke up quite late and instantly went to grab some noodles (naturally, I ordered the massive bowl--what else?). We were pretty starving considering it was 12:30 or something like that. We ate, grabbed our stuff (except for my keys--I'd come to regret that a lot the next day), and headed into the city to show Alexi all the spots, as well ...