Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good-bye Xi'an! Hello Shanghai!

We woke up early on July 5th to a wonderful Chinese breakfast. This area is known for a special kind of bread. We had it for lunch the first day as well as a variation used for Chinese burritos for dinner. We had the plain version for breakfast and lunch which was delicious!
After breakfast, we headed to a rabbit farm in the pouring rain. Apparently, this farm is used for rabbit fur although I am sure they eat them as well. It was a pretty random activity just to pass the time.

This "guard dog" looked like a dog straight off the commercial where Sarah McLaughlin sings about rescuing abused animals.

We had a wonderful lunch even though we had just eaten a few hours earlier!

This is their version of hashbrowns. They are delicious, but are spicy hot!

This soup was really good! It tasted like minestrone soup with noodles. Did you know that in China it is polite to slurp your noodles at meals?

This was our homestay niece proudly showing off her People to People leader shirt that we gave her.

We took a plane to Shanghai and arrived at dusk. I was excited that we were on the Pudong side (the more modern area) and were eating at a restaurant on the waterfront. However, we had no view. The meal was pretty good. Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of over 16 million.

After we got settled in the hotel, we walked down the street to the ATM and a convenience store. I was so happy to see my favorite Chinese candy, White Rabbit! They also had several familiar snacks, as well as some more exotic choices.

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