Saturday, October 18, 2008
ODDS and ends of Day 1 In CHINA
This kind of rock is everywhere. This place is in Mr Tangs garden.
No more bugles??? Actually we figured it is because EVERYONE honks horns. The driving is CRAZY chaos and people don't stay in their lane, so as they are driving, they just honk so you don't get in their way. Certain areas you are not supposed to honk, thus the silly sign!
Here is typical scene:stacks of people on a scooter. This one had TWO children on the front, one little girl who was falling asleep. No car seats or safety harnesses here! It is uncommon to see helmets, too. This yellow helmet is more like a hard hat. You can be sure she was honking her horn!
Here were some apartments right behind the nice walking mall.
Right outside our window, is a very large park. At night the people of the city come to the park to dance. I think it is every night, but Friday night it was an especially popular place to be. There were hundreds of people there, and they just come to gather and someone brings music and they all dance. They have certain choreographed line dances-kinda like the "Electric Slide" that they all start doing together. We couldn't believe how many people there were. Whole families were there, the kids were on the sidewalks around the common area playing games and rollerskating. There was a bounce house set up, and some vendors. Danny and I took a walk around and several of the pre-teen boys came up to us to say "Hello...Goodbye" wanting to practice their english on us. We were the ONLY foreigners there, so it was fun to talk to these kids and see which phrases they knew. "My name is... I live in China...How are you". Maybe we will get some better photos to give a better understanding of how many people were there.