My Favorite Things About China and an Announcement

Friday, November 7, 2014

Announcement: After going back and forth with our decision making Jeremy and I have decided to spend another year in Vilnius. It was a difficult decision, but we really like the city, our apartment, and of course, the travel. A big factor that played into our decision was the fact that if we moved back to the US we could potentially both be jobless and be living in my old bedroom. This would be very cozy but perhaps best if we avoided that.





I figured it would be best to finish my posts about my summer trip to China with a round up of my favorite things about China. I have truly left my heart behind in China and cannot wait until my return.

1) Visiting Friends

 


2) Flavored Sun Flower Seeds




3) Chinese Food


 



4) Nature




5) Chinglish Signs






6) Culture


 


7) Art in Creative Places





And one thing that I absolutely HATE. Poaching. Those are red panda furs hanging up in a restaurant I visited. Though poaching is illegal, it happens frequently (not only in China). I've seen evidence of poaching thousands of times and it absolutely disgusts me.



I'm linking up with Casey for Fresh Face Friday.

I'm linking up with Pack Me Too for Sunday Traveler.

Have you been to China? What are your favorite things?

24 comments:

  1. The chinglish signs are so funny! It just brings a smile to your face no matter what! Yay for staying abroad one more year!

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    1. Those Chinglish sings are just great. I love posts with funny signs. And yes, one more year! I'm excited for what is to come.

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  2. So glad to hear you will be in Europe for another year!! I think as long as you have the opportunity to do so WHY NOT!

    And your China posts have me doing some serious wanderlust!!

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    1. Thanks! I love your attitude about staying in Europe!

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  3. It sounds like staying abroad is the right decision! x

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  4. Poaching makes me incredibly angry! But sunflower seeds make me incredibly happy...

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    1. I didn't want to end on a bad note, but it is such a huge issue! And those tea flavored sunflower seeds are so great.

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  5. bahaha unrecycle is the best! i feel like i always see other people find such great signs.. but when i'm actually looking out for them.. i can never find them myself!

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    1. Sometimes you just stumble upon them in strange places. They are great!

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  6. Sometimes I like the "chinglish" translation better than the actual English translation. My husband loves the sunflower seeds, I'm too lazy to eat them, though. :P

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    1. Which flavor does your husband like the best? My favorite are the tea flavored. If my luggage wasn't so jam packed when we flew back to Vilnius I would have bough a gigantic bag.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I especially adore the one with the flowers and graffiti! You should blow it up and frame it!

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    1. Thank you! That is so sweet. When we have somewhere where we can hang things on the wall I will take your advice!

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  8. I loved the nature in China! There are so many beautiful landscapes I'd love to go back and see.

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    1. It is truly incredible. There are so many green and wild spaces and I think that really surprises everyone.

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  9. What an amazing place. Your photos are incredible. My husband visits China a lot with work, I need to go with him one day, and perhaps stay on for longer than he does! :D

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    1. Thank you! You should go with him because it is so different and wonderful. Where do you think you'd like to go?

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  10. You make me want to go back to China! There is so much left for me to experience there. Lovely photos and memories!

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    1. I want to go back to China too! I think no matter how long you spend there, there are always other things to see!

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  11. Congrats on the extra year - all that food and flavoured seeds sounds better than being crammed in your old bedroom if you ask me :P

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    1. Thank you. I completely agree that being crammed in my old bedroom with my husband and cat would not be the best situation. I do think that my parents would enjoy it though.

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  12. Never been to China, but your post has just reminded me that my husband and I once saw a photo of a row of duck heads on sticks. Like, I dunno, toffee apples. The idea of sampling one has topped our list of exoticisms for years, and is fairly near the top of both our bucket lists.

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    1. That is awesome. I've eaten some interesting foods in China including duck heads (but they weren't on a stick!). I'd love to hear what you think about them after you've tried them!

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