Travel Blogs from Changchun
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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 ...
Amazing bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing, 1000km in 5 hours, average speed 300 km per hour. Each coach has its own conductor, who comes round with a goody bag of snacks and water at start of journey. Boiling water on tap for you to make tea. Mainly rural countryside, very few towns seen between the two cities.
Met by our guide, Gary, (love the way they all have English names as we obviously couldn't cope with their proper names!) ...
... America we won't be spending as much time together. We've all said we are going to try and spend time together once we get back and I hope that it actually happens. I don't know if I would've enjoyed myself as much as I have if it hadn't been for everyone that came with me.
We have three full days left in Changchun before we board the plan back to America and the only thing we have scheduled is our graduation ceremony tomorrow morning. Besides that ...