mandag den 14. oktober 2013

Beihai Day 8 & 9

Another update! Starting of with a very relaxing day. We did almost nothing all day, but relax and enjoy the weather and each others company :)

Sometimes, when you're on vacation you just forget to relax because you want to experience everything. 

Morning ice tea :D

Silly silly :')

Hua and I went to lunch at the usual place. 

After lunch we just drove around to buy some small things around town. 

For dinner we went for hot pot! :) It was really delicious and we got free ice cream included in the menu :D

We ordered a menu with both fish, lamb, pork and beef. The fish was for Hua :)

We ended the day with a little cruise around town :)

The next day we went to Beihai park. 

Had to wear a cardigan to protect my skin from the sun. Not taking anymore chances after the mega sunburn! :(

And in Beihai park they have emergency toilets haha. Good translation :) But the reason for this is because the park is one of the places you go to for shelter, if there's an earthquake.

For some reason there's an old tank inside the park. 

Hua enjoying himself :)

It was really nice to walk around in the park and enjoy the weather and the scenery

There's also a roller skate lane, where you can rent skate and drive around :)

Later on in the night we went to the night market again for noodles and beer. It was so nice!! :D

onsdag den 18. september 2013

Beihai day 7 - New hair + visiting Hua's old school

I've been wanting to cut my hair for a very long time! I was so tired of the shorter hair in front and my split ends. And I planned before hand that I would get it cut in China. So I did!

Took a last picture of my old hair :)

So went to the hairdresser, and you get such a nice treatment! They wash your hair for at least ten minutes and massage your scalp too. They even cleaned my ears with q-tips! They also offered to give me a massage, but I rejected (which I totally regretted after by the way!)

In the chair! :) 

It shows here how long it was before. I thought it would hurt a little to say bye bye to my long hair. Haven't had short hair since I was a kid! But after the hairdresser started cutting it, I didn't gave a damn xD

Chop chop! Everytime I go to the hairdresser in China, the people working there are extremely fascinated by my hair. Last year, when I got a hair dye, everyone came over to touch it. I think there was 4-5 people with their fingers in my hair at the same time ! This time 2 of the hairdressers took the hair that was cut off from the floor to study it xD

And the result! I am VERY pleased! :) Best thing, it was around 45 DKK in total! 

After the hairdresser we went to Hua's old school. I saw it last year too, but only from afar, and this time we went to the school grounds.

The building where his old classroom is

His old classroom :) We couldn't get inside, but it was enough for me to just look and imagine little Hua sitting there getting teached. :)

There's also a big green area

The school has gotten bigger over the years, and now you can go here from the smaller classes up to high school. There is even dorms, where the students can live for cheap

In the evening we went for pizza! After only eating Asian food for a while, I got cravings for some Western food :)

The drinks got funky names :)

Hua's tropical juice

Just me loving my hair

And the pizza! I thought it was really good, but I kind of suspect it was because I haven't had it for such a long time. xD

After eating we went home to relax, and later in the evening we went to the night market for some noodles and beer :)

This place is really awesome! You take a basket and put in all the veggies and meat you want for your noodles and give it to the chef. Then they cook it for you and, voila! Noodles served.

And that's it for now! :D 

torsdag den 12. september 2013

Beihai days 5 and 6 - Relaxation !

Missed my updates? :p I have no excuse for not updating, so I'll just get right onto it!

We had a couple of absolutely chill days. We just hung out in town, went to dinner with Hua's parent's friends and went shopping for snacks! 

Mango crushed ice

And watermelon crushed ice. These were actually the most boring crushed ice we had. Didn't have much taste :/

We went for dinner at a traditional Chinese restaurant. We were meeting up with Lao Lin and Lao Mao's friends like last year. 

Choosing which fish we wanted :)

Shrimps too

I don't eat fish, so I was just looking. But it was still a fun experience :)

The typical table. We sit in a little room of our own with a television in the background. The waitors come in with the food and place it on the turning centre. 

So much food! It was actually really fun to meet up with them again. I was less shy this time around, and even though I couldn't really speak with them, I felt like we communicated better this time. 

After dinner we went to one of the couple's house. Every evening around 10 to 15 women comes over to "exercise". They walk around in a circle and does a lot of dance moves. It's a very big thing in Beihai, and probably also other places in China. Every single evening, if you drive around in Beihai, you will find groups of people dancing in synchrony. Some groups with over 30 people! 

And I made 2 new friends. They were so cute :) 

Relaxing in bed with magazines :)

There had been a typhoon the night before, so there was water everywhere the next morning!

We went to the arcade to play some games :) 

And I also wanted to take our scooter for a ride, so we found a place for me to drive around.

Back home to cook some lunch!

This is the neighborhood the house is located in

And now I'll just spam you with pictures of some of all the different snacks you can buy in China. Om nom nom!!

See you in the next post :)