Philharmonic Hotel of SCCM
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We woke up around 7, ate at the Hotel's free buffet breakfast, and met Kandice and Elizabeth (my roommate) at 9. We caught a taxi to our apartment, waited for our landlord, and finally saw our apartment!
Our apartment was very nice and looked just like the pictures! All of the study abroad students were supposed to look for apartments …
Today, was the ultimate cleaning day! My mom, sister, Elizabeth and I were on a mission! Clean our apartment so it was spotless!
We went to 又好又多/ Trust Mart (literally translates to: good and many) which was basically China's Walmart. My mom was on a rampage to buy every cleaning supply possible and anything …
... ended up heading back to the hostel after a relatively average night.
The next day we got up and had a little breakfast, in the hotel we checked the news and 80 people had died with 6000 injured from the quake. The earthquake was international news at that point and the only news in China. Afterwards we headed to the biggest Mao ZeDong statue in China, which is actually not that large. Mao was getting a little cleaning so he wasn’t completely visible. He ...
... by men and women looking for a husband/wife!! In the evening we went to a Sichuan culture show at a teahouse. There was a wide variety of performances- opera, music, puppets and hand shadows (amazing!!) There was one act where they were wearing fabric masks, but kept changing them as if by magic. We still can't decide how they did it! Sean is convinced they're ...
... kept on sleeping so we hurried on to the next enclosure eager to see it all before the other people arrived. We were running up and down the sides trying to see past the trees and find another panda. Then from out of no where a panda emerged from some trees very close to us. I got my camera out ready for photos but he turned and walked away from us and all I could see was his bum. Dissapointed I said 'please come back'. Then all of a sudden he ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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