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Need a Dupe for Shanghai? - Nanjing, China

Need a Dupe for Shanghai? - Nanjing, China

So let's start with Nanjing. My first impression was not a good one, for we stayed in a run-down dorm for around 3omins before yelling a short thanks for the free wifi and then...where did the Der's go!? To summarize it, the toilet was a crouching toilet that was non-functional and the flush did not...serve it's full purpose. Let's not say anymore. The beds were splintering and as strong as clothing hangers. Not on one of my favorite places to stay for 5 nights. And the second night being my 15th birthday on the 15th of October. So nope. Not happening this year. Goodbye rundown dorm that i felt no attachment to. #noregrets

 The only shot that is worth posting from the gross place.

The only shot that is worth posting from the gross place.

Moving on, we soon found a very convenient apartment that was much much nicer. We were on the 23rd floor so the view was the equivalent to a low flying plane. Perhaps my comparison was slightly exaggerated, although the sight was spectacular. And so spectacular was the sight of food that awaited us when we arrived at the foot of the tower, i could not resist to stuff myself. Oops haha. Since i was so full, we couldn't walk like we normally went around. Luckily, there was the Subway nearby. And that was how we traveled around this city. So that you don't start fussing about my ever growing stomach, i didn't eat to THAT extent.

 Left to Right - Alex, Tommy, Arabella, MOI and...some...friends :)

Left to Right - Alex, Tommy, Arabella, MOI and...some...friends :)

While we ate our ways to satisfaction, we spent that fat mostly by walking around areas of 4 times the population of Chicago.  Don't forget the other titles, '13-times-Vancouver's-population' and of course, 'the-lesser-Shanghai. Speaking of Shanghai, we met up with a beautiful family of 5 that came from Nanjing's splurge. Former neighbors reunion! Visited an amazing but heartbreaking museum about the Japanese invasion that attacked China. It was loaded with some experiences from some of the survivors on both ends of the battle and frankly, i am very thankful that i was born in Canada.  Afterwards, we had lunch together at a hot pot restaurant with fish and seafoods and broth and...hit the spot. We all spent a good little afternoon together before AU REVOIR MES PETITS and off they went back to Shanghai.

 Powerful statue about a Mother Mourning the Loss of her Child

Powerful statue about a Mother Mourning the Loss of her Child

 Hot Pot!

Hot Pot!

So this was another short little blog because most of it shall be on my UPCOMING blog about the best time of October.

Yes you're right, HALLOWEEN! 

Just kidding, China doesn't really celebrate Halloween. So the other option would be...the last day of October? Maybe because the days would be closer to Christmas? 

NO. I'm rather disappointed. Oh well, you'll have to find out on your own. I can always give you a small hint of the day(s) before the 16th and after the 14th...

 SNEAK PEAK

SNEAK PEAK

Ok goodbye now :)

Fifteen on the 15th - Nanjing, China!

Fifteen on the 15th - Nanjing, China!

Morning Breakfast with Mr.Wong Wei and a side of Afternoon Buddha - Luoyang, China

Morning Breakfast with Mr.Wong Wei and a side of Afternoon Buddha - Luoyang, China