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 ...
We woke up to a lovely sunny day. Had a lovely breakfast in the hotel and then walked down the block to Changchun Zoo. We had hoped to see some pandas, but were unlucky. Several of the animals were in very small cages and it was a bit distressing, particularly the poor polar bear.
We walked back down the road by the hotel and went to the shopping area. Ended up having a Burger King for lunch. We did some shopping. I bought a ...
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 ...
... served the Imperial Court. It probably won't last much longer, as the older areas are being swept away, to make way for the new, which will be a shame as it is such a colourful, lively and historical part of the city.
Our hotel is small, and in the lounge area has a traditional shadow puppet theatre, so yesterday evening we watched a short play about a frog, a crane and a turtle, performed by two young students, which was charming ...
... write for everyone but besides that I don't know that I'll have a whole lot more to write about before I leave. Maybe I'll post my final post after I return home and have had a chance to relax and distance myself a little bit from this experience, reflect on how things really went. For now, all I can tell you is that I'm extremely relieved that I've finished this portion of my Chinese studying and that I'm ready to come home.
Until next time!