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John and Dean's China adventure

A day in Zhuhai

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It was a bumpy morning, we both are feeling a little beat up. Not sure what to do today. Our free day to do anything we want. No classes no commitments and no clue. We head to the gym and then to lunch. Went to Shanghai restaurant and decide to sit downstairs. Downstairs is very cozy and you often share a table with others. It's packed today and we both are starving. We all know what that means, right? There are no pictures on the menu so Dean wings it. After he orders, the waitress is asking for something but Dean isn't sure what exactly. A young couple walking by tells us "the waitress wants you to pay now, before you get your food, that's the way they do it here". They sit down at our table and the four of us have lunch together. They were so nice. Giving us a sample of their food and telling us all the places they had visited in the states, what they do, asking what we do. It was such a enjoyable time. She complimented Dean on his Chinese and off we went.

We walked to the park. It was your usual Saturday in the park with the kids playing.
Dean made some new friends.

Did I mention the sign to the amusement park was a bit odd.

Of course we followed the sign and found our Zhuhai wedding picture.

We walked to the famous symbol of Zhuhai, The Pearl Lady. Zhuhai literally means Pearl sea.
Here are two pearls for you.

The view from the mountain top was a bit overcast, but at least you get to see some of the city.
Dean and I were looking at the view when a group of girls offered us something to eat. They were all standing around looking at the view too. Dean asked if they knew where this special grocery store was and the next thing you know they started to surround him, as if he were the leader, asking him if he would be their english teacher and that they didn't expect chinese to come out of his mouth. Dean turned to me and in very subtle way said "let's get out of here before it's too late". They did look a bit hungry. :-)
We never found grocery store but we did eat delicious street food all the way home
As we waited for the cab we took this shot. Haircuts in the street. I felt bad for the little boy in the picture. They started to shave his head but after a little commotion with the mother the guy cutting his hair walked away.

Posted by JohnVosler 05:04 Archived in China Tagged living_abroad

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