Jun Yi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Changchun
... European style rather than
traditional Chinese. John had taken us out at lunchtime to a cafe and
we bought a hot-dog pancake roll from a street vendor on the way which
was delicious. In the evening he took us down to a really typical
Chinese area with tiny shops and street food and market stalls lining
the roadside. Very ...
... 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 ...
... 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!