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Travel Blogs from Dalian
... access was closed for repairs. Buildings surrounding the traffic circle are a mixture of western style buildings of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance designs. This mixture of designs is a result of Russian and Japanese colonialists that previously occupied Dalian who had dreams of building a Parisian style city in the orient. In the short time we were at this “Square” we saw at least 3 wedding parties having wedding pictures ...
We’ve been here over 3 weeks now and life has some routine to it now. When Jenny is teaching I take care of much of the household duties, not unlike when I first retired. I miss mowing the lawn. Often I’ll go out on my own scouting out new areas.
Jenny caught a cold but she is getting better. Her Mandarin is also getting better; she was able to tell the clerk at the pharmacy that she wanted some medicine for her ...
... engine restarts almost instantly). And by the way, diesel transit busses here have manual transmissions.
One of the first tourist attractions we saw is a place called Tiger Beach (Laohutan) Ocean Park. Sights here include an aquarium, polar bears, marine mammals, the biggest half-natural man-made birdcage in China containing over 2000 birds, a large sculpture of 6 tigers, a cable car ride and an amusement ...
... and grateful that despite being a basic apartment, we are better off than most of the common locals. Conditions have improved greatly and continue to improve in China; there is a large and growing middle class as evidenced by the growing number of cars clogging the streets. There is also a growing number of very wealthy people in China as evidenced by some of the new gated communities and exotic cars seen on the streets. Last year the Financial Post ...
- We arrived at our apartment in Dalian China 9 pm Sunday, Aug 25 after 27 hours of travel
- Since arriving, we have set up a bank account, and bought 2 cheap cell phones
- We had to go get another medical checkup even though we had one done in Canada, we're told this is required to get our residence card
- We start our blog with some pictures of our old, non-descript and furnished living quarters provided by University where Jenny will ...
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