Iconic symbols/places of West Lake
My cousin and I
Spicy tofu on a stick
The mane event (haha): my perm!
Feeding doves--my brother and grandma
West Lake Park One
West Lake Park Six
No shortage of American brands in China--especially KFC and Pizza Hut
Out teas at the Liu Lang Wei Yin Tea House
Our fancy hotel
My grandma's squash/melon
Hey again! This is my second and final photo post of my trip to China in June. I honestly had the most amazing time with my relatives sightseeing, eating, shopping, and relaxing. The food may have been strange (deep-fried little fish above) but it was amazing, believe it or not (yes, we eat the head, bones, and all). I am very close to my grandma on my mom's side, so it was wonderful to see her again, listen to all my grandpa's stories, and eat the delicious watermelon he bought. I even got to help my younger cousin with English and though I wish I could say my Chinese character recognition improved drastically, I really only became more fluent in speaking. I'm now emailing my grandma to help my character recognition get better. We spent a ton of time at West Lake, which is absolutely beautiful and also traveled to the XiXi Wetland Park and stayed at the Sheraton hotel. It was the nicest hotel I've ever been to and we basically feasted at their buffet breakfast. I hope you enjoy my photos and various outfits. You may have also noticed that my hair is no longer straight, and I absolutely love having curly hair. My aunt owns her own little hair shop so she permed it for me and also bought me the pink and black striped bow above. If you have any question about the experience or Chinese culture, just leave it in the comments and I'll be sure to reply! A few things I noticed were:
1. they use tissues as napkins
2. they go grocery shopping at the fresh market every day
3. they use towels as blankets (it's hot!)
4. sleeping until 9 AM is seriously sleeping in
5. middle school is 3 years and high school is 3 years.
I actually just did a photoshoot in two dresses I got from China, so I'll be sure to post those soon as well. I would also love it if you liked my facebook page in the sidebar--that would be fantastic! Thanks for sharing your thoughts lovelies, I'll see you soon!