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Side trip to Shizi Qiao

On my way back from picking up my fully restored electronic dictionary, I happened to pass by Shizi Qiao on Hunan Lu in all its New Year’s splendor.

Shizi Qiao all decked out for Chinese New Year!

Shizi Qiao all decked out for Chinese New Year!

There was a stand selling really beautiful paper-cuts by Jiansu artist Chen Yao (陈耀):

Chen Yao's (陈耀) paper-cut stand

Chen Yao’s (陈耀) paper-cut stand

The paper-cutting master himself! (Well a picture of him at least...)

The paper-cutting master himself! (Well a picture of him at least…)

Specially designed for Chinese New Year 2010!

Specially designed for Chinese New Year 2010!

The images in that last paper-cut were chosen to represent different auspicious sayings…Next up we’ve got the lantern festival to celebrate the end of two weeks of New Year’s celebration. I can’t wait to check out Fuzi Miao on Sunday!

Gearing up for Yuanshao is no problem!

Gearing up for Yuanshao is no problem!

Day 21 – Three week mark

I’ve officially hit the three week mark and my Chinese reading skills are…improving? (I certainly hope so!)

M. and I went to a stable today to see horses! (And possibly arrange some kind of riding schedule for her...) I was too fascinated by the horses and forgot to take actual pictures of them.

M. and I went to a stable today to see horses! (And possibly arrange some kind of riding schedule for her...) I was too fascinated by the horses and forgot to take actual pictures of them.

Then we got bingtang hulu on the way back at Shizhi Qiao.

Then we got bingtang hulu on the way back at Shizhi Qiao.

Day 4 – Dinner out on the town

After a long day of meetings, I went out with some of my classmates for dinner.  What started off as a brisk walk around the block turned into several streets of wandering.  We ended up on Hunan Lu at a restaurant that appeared to specialize in North-eastern Chinese cuisine.

Northeast Chinese cuisine.

Northeast Chinese cuisine.

Corn mantou with duck and mushroom.

Corn mantou with duck and mushroom.

I love barley tea!

I love barley tea!

Arch on Hunan Road

Arch on Hunan Road

For the Foodie:

Bei Ren Jia @ Hunan Road thru Lion’s Arch, Nanjing China