FOoOOoDD: Fun Eating!
The Oriental Pearl Tower
One thing that i will miss when i leave china is the dumplings. I can eat dumplings for breakfast, lunch, and even diner. They have become my go-to meal every time i want something quick and tasty. Since dumplings have become a favorite for most of the students on the program, last week my program facilitators took everybody to a hands on “lets make dumplings” activity. On this trip we went to a little mom and pop shop that thought us to make all kinds of dumplings. To my surprise there is actually an art to the technique. there are different ways to fold the dough and a different type or shape of dough for each type. The best part about making and eating everything we made.
Another fun eating experience was hotpot where i had a taste of pig brain. It was really fun to try something new but i am really not a fan of pig brain. Thankfully there was a table full of other meats to add to the hot pot. My favorite was the seasoned beef but the ham, and of course the pork dumplings :)
We took a trip to Pudong and saw the Pearl Tower. This tower was built in 1990 and took 4 years to build. Its about 468 meters high, meaning, its not a good idea to look down.You can almost see the entire city of Shanghai when you look out. Surprisingly there was a roller coaster ride inside the tower. It was really short but still impressive and worth riding. Since the tower is surrendered by even more beautiful skyscrapers I stopped to take some more pictures. Surprisingly, i got some pretty good picture from my little camera :)
The Oriental Pearl Tower, Pudong
I have an obsession with chinese babies..they are the cutest things! :)