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... 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 ...
We woke up to a lovely sunny day. Had a lovely breakfast in the hotel and then walked down the block to Changchun Zoo. We had hoped to see some pandas, but were unlucky. Several of the animals were in very small cages and it was a bit distressing, particularly the poor polar bear.
We walked back down the road by the hotel and went to the shopping area. Ended up having a Burger King for lunch. We did some shopping. I bought a ...
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 ...
... decorations and bright colours. We also saw the living quarters of the Emperor, Empress and his thousands of courtesans and eunuchs. Apparently the Emperor was only allowed to spend 2 hours with any one of his courtesans, so a eunuch would be posted outside the bedroom to tell him when time was up! Not sure when the Empress got a look in.
Ron looking about 97 by this time, so we went back to our hotel, ( more scary rides down the ...
... have complete free time to wander the city without the pressures of class work or teachers or the politics of the school. A lot of us are planning to go out and buy specific things (I plan on sniffing out chopsticks) and possibly trying out some traditional Chinese medicine. On the menu tonight is sushi as a celebratory dinner. By the way, sushi here is so much cheaper than in America and it's not super sketchy, either.
I have one more throwback ...