Jin An Hotel
Travel Blogs from Changchun
... had finished
John took us into what he calls the 'ethnic area'. Changchun is very
much a developing city and the centre is way out from the downtown area,
but they are developing this area massively at the moment with lots of
high rise apartments going up with shops and cafes in the vicinity.
They are designing on more of ...
... bag and Will bought a pink jacket and some T-shirts.
We came back to the Hotel and had a cup of tea and then wandered down the other road to a couple of parks, full of Chinese out singing and playing cards, and youngsters on bikes and blowing bubbles.
We walked down to the Shangri-La and had a cocktail. Came back to the hotel at 6.45pm for half an hour and then went over the road to our lovely restaurant again.
Our favourite little restaurant opposite the Noble Hotel in Changchun. The food in the north of China is very spicy and they make the most fantastic spicy chips! The staff are so friendly and it is always full of Chinese eating their meals. As we walked out the staff were preparing the ...
... explored the Temple of Heaven, built by one of their many Emperors, and involving the use of a lot of 9s for some reason, which I've now forgotten, (Ron had glazed over by this time).
Then on to Tiananmen Square, a vast space which can hold 1,000,000 people. It wasn't that crowded today, thank goodness. We had our photo taken with a backdrop of Chairman Mao!
There's still a cordoned - off area outside the building with ...
... within all of the crazy, frustrating, busy, and tiring times I have learned way more than I thought possible in two months and I feel that I've made some really great friends. There were some people in our group that I was originally worried about interacting with because I didn't know them very well and from the little I did know I didn't think we would get along. Now they are some of my favorite people to hang out with and I'm disappointed that upon ...