Below are pictures to help you imagine what China might be like!
At the edge of town, there are farms.
The market in Jingzhou China. Look at all the different kinds of fruits!
These girls are bundled up. It can get cold in China!
Restaurants in China often consist of little more than just a table and some stools.
These two market chefs are making a fried dough dish filled with spicy vegetables. This became my husband’s favorite! Too spicy for me.
These “egg tarts” were my favorite food in China. They come from a Portuguese-influenced part of China called Macau, not far from Hong Kong.
There are many people who ride bicycle carts just like this one.
This man is making noodles by hand in the market.
Some Chinese do celebrate Christmas. This is my friend celebrating with the family who hosted us.
These red lanterns are common decorations for the Chinese New Year.
This miniature house is sold outside of the temple. Someone can buy it and burn it inside of the temple as a gift to deceased relatives.
This is Jingzhou’s local temple.
People come to pray with the monks in the temple.
You can see a temple here in Hangzhou. There are many temples all over China.
Shanghai was very different from Jingzhou. It was a little bit more like the cities in America, but the buildings were very unique! Can you see the Pearl Tower in the background?
Away from the city, the houses are more simple and have slate shingles.
Tea is very popular in China and is believed to be very healthy as well. Here we joined some new friends for tea at a tea house in Shanghai.
Drew and I enjoyed the view from a small pagoda on top of a mountain in Yungshuo.
Here someone has hung their sheets out to dry in Yungshuo. This is very common. Sometimes the park is full of drying clothes and blankets!
The “dragon and lion dance” is a common celebration in China. On New Year’s Day we got to see the dragon and lion dance festivities in Hong Kong, (now a part of China). It takes two kids to make up one lion!
These are the smaller dragon puppets, waiting at the beginning of the parade.
This large dragon puppet is part of the dragon and lion dance as well.