New Century Hotel
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... considering we haven't yet seen the sky for the smog! So we decided we will wait for another day and went to an area called 1912 which is a series of streets with restaurants, bars and clubs. It's a bit touristy but very nice and we went to a bar called Blue Marlin where we had lots of beer and some pizza. Not very Chinese-y but everyone had a great night with good chat. I exchanged emails with the two Chinese girls Carol and Sunny (those are their English names!) ...
... a bit sore and we were ready for dinner! Back at campus we went to a large supermarket to explore and to get some water and snacks for between classes. Then we returned to the rooms briefly to check if there had been any email from Tom (our Edinburgh uni professor who organised the trip and who was coming to Nanjing tonight) however there were no plans to meet. We set off back to the night market and I got a sort of burrito as recommended by Henry (one of our Chinese hosts) ...
... We then joined some more of the others and tried to call the uni to find out what was happening. Eventually we discovered that the bus was stuck in traffic and would be there soon, which it was. However not everyone had arrived yet and it was a bit of a palaver to find the stragglers, in fact one we could not find so he has to make his own way! I think we were all a little unimpressed with how disorganised it was, especially as we had been led to believe that there would ...
... are not looking where they are going!. We then went to a
lovely Indian Restaurant, Ganesh, which we had heard about which sits
just next to the City Wall, and had a lovely Indian meal.
we spent the morning packing!!! And then went out to find a temple
which I had seen advertised. We walked down a street which was full of
lovely coffee and craft shops and stopped to ask directions. We
suddenly found ourselves in ...
... murals). We were mesmerized by a circular room with a moving picture of a Chinese town displayed on the entire wall (see photos). Every element of the picture had movement (eg people cooking in tiny kitchens, selling wares on streets, arguing with neighbors etc). As we watched, the day turned into night, and seasons changed. I have never seen anything like it! Caroline and I could have stood and watched for hours.
We finished our adventure with dinner ...