March 13, 2012
Two days in country and not much to report. My schedule is packed, so I’ve come home from teaching and slept most of the days. It doesn’t help that it is cold here, and I HATE cold!
I went out last night and bought some spicy potatoes and niú ròu là mein (beef and spicy noodles). They were just as delicious as I remember. And they warmed me up.
I came across the old lady vendor who always seemed to get me to buy something, and she did it again. She always welcomes me with a smile and chats away at me like I understand her. I now have ten pair of socks I didn’t even know I needed (only 20 rmb—about $3.25) but once I got back to the room I did realize I brought all knee high work socks and only one pair of lay around the apartment socks, so she actually did know what I needed before I did. Hmmmmm…..what will she talk me into next time J