After we had all sufficiently stuffed our faces and gabbed for a while we decided to talk a walk around Xuanwu Lake, just a few blocks from Becca's house. The lake is beautiful and there is an island in the middle of it that you can get to and walk around, so we did.
|Entrance to the park|
It was fun to just be outside and have something to do and people to talk to. And I loved the beautiful gardens and just the scenery and experience in general.
|I've seen these in floral arrangements before but now I know |
where they come from! And the Chinese eat the pods that
grow inside those holes. In case you were wondering, they
don't taste very good.
|Rainy always has her fan.|
|The Chinese write their wishes and prayers on these red |
ribbons and tie them on the trees?
|Cool little souvenir booth|
|I love these|
|Our stalker. He followed us around and |
took pictures of us.
|They migrated around the pond. So weird.|
It was a beautiful day. We laughed, we sweated, we walked, we talked. Thank you girls for a great day!
P.S. Try catching a taxi in China in the pouring rain. Especially if you are a foreigner. Just try it sometime. I guarantee the locals will all enjoy it :)