Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One Year Ago...

A year ago today, I was in China.  My first month there was very difficult for me.  I remember walking around the city one night with Zack, and bursting into tears telling him how much I wanted to go home and how I had no idea how I was going to be able to survive 3 more months of that!

By the end of our summer, I didn't want to go!  Zack and I say everyday how much we want to go back!  We are so lucky to have been able to see so many wonders of the world and that I was able to live in a different culture.  Here are some photos from our first week there!

This is a really cool map that was in the Korean airport.   SO close to landing in China, yet so far away....
Here's Zack trying to get internet at our apartment for the summer.  (No, it did not work- stinky internet cafe's for us!)  We lived at the corner of Jiaozhou Lu and Wuding Lu, in the Jing'An district.  It was a great place!  We were right in the center of Shanghai- close to many malls, temples, and subway stations.  We LOVED living there.

Here is the view from our balcony.  We would her bells and horns at all hours of the day!  Traffic there was insane!
This is Haibao, he is the mascot for the World Expo in China this summer.  He was EVERYWHERE!!  If you ask me, he should be on an add for toothpaste, but he is still pretty cute.  Zack and I would love nothing more than to go to the expo this summer, so if anyone has a plane ticked to China for us- don't hesitate to call!
This is Zack and I at Bali park, which is right across the street from the Jing'An temple.  It was beautiful and we were very lucky to live so close to it.  Grass is a rare commodity in China, so it was nice to always be able to walk around there.
Zack found his FAVORITE food from his mission in Japan.  It is called Okonomiyaki.  Basically has a lot of mayo and dried fish scales.  Not my cup of tea, but whatever makes this boy happy!
Yes, unfortunately another favorite past-time of ours was eating at McDonald's.  Hey, it was the cheapest in the world!  This is me on our 3rd day in China not so impressed with the drink size in their large combo.  It is equivalent to the kiddie size in the US.


erinmalia said...

i know what you mean about mcdonalds. i ate there all the time when i was in europe. i think it was more because it was comfortable and i knew what to order there, rather than because i loved it that much. at least i hope so.

Peter & Heidi said...

My brother in-law went the Japan on his mission. Robison Sundell...know him?