Travel Blogs from Harbin
We had missed out on the silk markets the day before, so David, Hayde and I took the subway train across the city underground, hoping they were open and arriving at 9:30 to find that they were still closed due to the 'Chinese New Year'. What a bummer!....and we had missed out on that lovely ...
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The first thing we got when we got there was a tour through the park in the bus, where we got to drive through the different sections and see the tigers all around us. The first one we went through was one with young tigers about 2-3 years old. At first we barely saw one or two of them laying under a tree as we passed by and I was starting to wonder how much we would actually see on the tour. However, when we went ...
Our second morning in Harbin we woke up late and slowly made our way back out to Central St for a late lunch. Turns out that our hostel did not serve breakfast and was also in a black out zone as far as food. There was nothing anywhere near close to there. So on Central St we went to a Dicos, which is a Korean fast food place in China before heading out for a little more shopping before the Snow Festival and Ice Expo we were planning on that ...
... strong in the region" Yes, the alien.
We then made our way over to Central Street, which was an extremely cold walk. Central St is a street left for only pedestrians with tons of little cute gift shops and ice sculptures and decorations along the way. We spent most of the afternoon jumping from shop to shop going down the street. We compared prices through the shops and bought some fun things for people back home. At the end of ...
Went out to see the "Siberian" tigers this morning. A pretty sad spectacle. More fun with the replicas! The others went to Snow City in the afternoon but Will and I opted for afternoon tea at Shangri-La. The tea was a little disappointing, but we did find the Ice Bar. John Humphreys and his daughter, Verity (over on a brief holiday from Yorkshire) joined us. Another unique experience! ...
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