Whaaaaat? What is a Waverly, Iowa sweatshirt doing in the market by the Beijing Zoo??? It would be like finding a Qufu, China shirt in some random shop in New York. I went to school in Waverly for two years, so of course I had to take a picture.
This picture is also from zoo market. I was looking for shoes. Picture this stall times a million and you have a good idea of what the market was like.
Some friends and I went to Houhai, the lake district in Beijing. The night life in Houhai includes dozens of middle aged couples ballroom dancing! There were also people jump-roping, playing hackey sack, and lounging in couches by the lake while live music pumped from the bars.
A view of a fun street in Houhai.
I finished my time in Beijing playing telephone pictionary with some friends in the hotel while I waited for my 9 p.m. bus to the train station. This was a great way to end the 5 weeks I've spent with these awesome people. We laughed a lot and then prayed together over our new beginnings all around China.
Saying goodbye to Jenn, my roommate, before boarding the bus.