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Having finished 3 months of boredom and Chinese studying in Qingdao on the 23rd of December I hopped on a bullet train on Christmas eve to spend Christmas with my buds in Tianjin.
It was my first Christmas away from home but we all clubbed together and had a whale of a bloody time.
About 15 of us hired out ...
... to a different room in the hostel but I still got the top bunk (yay!). After that we walked up the the porcelain palace, which as the name suggest was full of porcelain art. At the bottom of the staircase is had a kind of good luck pit for throwing money into. When you take a photo of the pit from the top, it looks like the sun is shining.
After the palace we made our way through the town to try get a bird's eye view of the city from ...
... on the distance it would travel on one charge of its battery. So I had charged it up and set off, continuing in a pretty boring sort of manner at 21 km/h for the 11 revolutions.
I wonder how many people wondered about the foreigner going past every 3 minutes or so …
(I have taken the pictures over the last 3 years. Consequently all four seasons could be represented, not just summer as it is ...
... we asked her to take us to China House instead. She was very pleased because she knew where that was! She was a really delightful lady. China House is an amazing old house which a porcelain collector inlaid with old porcelain in a fantastic -type style, much more at home in Barcelona than Tianjin! There were four floors filled with lovely old wooden ...
From the Italian Concession, I crossed the Hai River west to explore the famed ancient street with their preserved Late Ming Dynasty Architecture, the 古文化街.
Many of the shops here are selling Chinese ...