HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY!!!! Never too old to celebrate this joyous occasion hehe.
Life in China has been not too bad so far. First couple of weeks it was freeeezing but now it’s turning hot and humid, just like Singapore. Not exactly looking forward to the many many rainy days ahead either, 梅雨天 they call it. But fret not, because I have taobao-ed water repellent spray to protect my shoes! Which I have yet to validate its credibility. I guess only time will tell.
Just behind school, there’s a street known to us as 后街 (literally translated to “back street“). To the local students here, it is called 堕落街 (first two words loosely translated as becoming depraved). Whatever its name is, all you/I need to know is that they have amaaaazzzinggg food there, at super super affordable prices. I mean, .
Many many bubble tea shops lined up, among which 黑泷堂 and 一点点 stood out more than the rest. With it being so accessible it’s hard to resist the temptation of getting a cup after dinner. Almost a month into the trip and you can see everyone’s faces getting rounder. Having been there so often, we realised they repeat the same playlist over and over again every day.
There are also the more well known restaurants, recommended by seniors and the wonderful app known as 大众点评/Dianping. 外婆家，新白鹿 etcetc.
Luckily, we found a touch rugby team here in ZJU! The team here has been joining them for training in school. Gotta werk those gains.
They have very kindly invited us to join them for an upcoming tournament in Beijing in a couple of weeks’ time, really excited!
Of course, what would this trip be without going out for a walk? As part of the cultural immersion programme, I went to the tea museum and 龙井村. How can you leave this place without drinking some Dragon Well tea right?
Spontaneous adventures are always the best!
The only reason we found a shop for foot massage was because the hotel receptionist thought we were staying in the hotel and brought us there. What can I say? People here are really nice!
Other than eating and exploring, we started off our volunteering with 湖墅学校 with an event over two days.
That’s the end of my lengthy post for the week, 88!