Here are some of my observations:
- The bikes in China are old. The cars are relatively modern, so why are all the bikes rusty and old looking?
- Asian bakery pastries are so tasty. We went to one almost every day, sometimes twice a day.
- I'm terrible at bargaining (because I hate it so), but still ended up getting good deals.
- To get anywhere took a lot longer than we expected.
- Cars do not yield for pedestrians. Cross the street at your own risk!
- Pizza Huts are fancy.
- When we would finally work through language barrier issues with waiters and ticket counter agents — through a combination of Chinese, English and hand signals — it felt like a huge victory for mankind.
|Hong Kong city shot.|
|On the street in Hong Kong.|
|Making our way up to the big buddha in Hong Kong.|
|Greetings from the Great Wall.|
|See?! Old bikes.|
|In Tiananmen Square -- out of all the places we visited, just milling around the square is what felt most like China to me.|
|An Asian bakery. My true love! They all look something like this.|
|Colorful shot of Shanghai. So sci-fi.|