Hong Guang Tian Bao Hotel - Dalian
Travel Blogs from Dalian
Today we celebrate our 1 month anniversary here. It’s been interesting with its challenges. The last few days have been cooler(20C) and for us, much more comfortable. We actually had to close all our windows. Both of us are pretty much over our colds.
Last Thursday(19 Sep) was the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday so there was no school. To make it a long weekend for the students and teachers, Friday(20 Sep) was also a ...
... celebrate the friendship between China and the Soviet Union. Victory Square has lots of underground shopping; not sure if the square itself is of any historical importance. We also took in
the markets close to the nearby Dalian train station; a wide variety of goods were for sale.
Our passports were returned with our residence permit glued inside. One last formality is to visit the local police station for local registration.
... bit of red tape we have to clear.
We continue to explore our new surroundings as best we can and when time permits. We are slowly figuring out the bus routes. Diesel busses in Dalian have stop-start technology; it’s called a driver operated ignition switch: when the bus stops at a red traffic light, the driver turns the engine off and when the light turns green he/she restarts the bus and off we ...
... fresh meat at these supermarkets is not packaged until you tell the sales clerk how much you want. Oddly enough, we have been unable to find butter.
The air in Dalian is way better than in the big cities(Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong) we visited last year. You can actually see clear blue skies!
Our first week here aside from some administrivia with the University, has been free time so we been able to see some of the tourist ...