West International Trade Hotel
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... museum, we made our way back to the Pearl Market--this time with intent to purchase. I ended up buying almost everything on my list in the few hours we were there. It was definitely a feat trying to bargain with everyone. Some of the people were really rude and would get in your face and try to grab your arm. At one point, I had a lady try to take me around the store to see ...
First thing I did this morning was to go to 7-eleven to get a rice ball and iced tea. Then I went to the basement to study Chinese. Marco was there too. He was nice to help me with my Chinese. I asked him what he was working on. Marco said he was working on his graduate application. So far, I have ran into Chinese students who expressed their interest in studying in the United States for graduate school.
Afterward, I went to get a ...
... Keep that to yourself" were her final whispered words to me as we walked into breakfast, as though that piece of news would be at all welcome at the breakfast table or in fact be interesting to anyone but her dental insurance company. Brilliant though, you couldn't make up a character like Elizabeth and so it automatically elevated her to the position of my favourite person on this trip so far. The world needs more Elizabeths I ...
Next up, scavenger hunt. Our scavenger hunt led us to Easyhome, the Chinese equivalent of Home Depot. Most properties in China are sold as a blank canvas so new homeowners have to furnish their condos from the sheetrock out. This includes installing lighting fixtures, kitchen appliances, bathroom sinks, etc. A tour through Easyhome revealed that ...
... able to get where you are going. The taxi rides have been very cheap and if you share it is cheaper than that. For example myself and my two roommates took a taxi to Ikea, (Yes, a Ikea in China) I have never even been to Ikea in the states. Ok, I digress that story is coming. Anyway, from our apartment to Ikea is about 30 mins with good traffic and I paid 15 yaun which in US dollars is $2.36. Ok, next entry the ZOO.
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