Tuesday, August 04, 2009

People's Park and Porcelain

On Friday, we went to the People's Park in Nanchang.  It was hot and humid but other than that, it was fun.  Matt and Taylor went on a roller coaster type thing that I'm sure had never seen a safety inspection.  Then Taylor and Audrey went inside of a large inflatable ball and floated on a lake.  The idea is to stand up inside and travel around hamster-style but they had a hard time getting started.  We have some hilarious video of them.  Needless to say, I didn't give it a try.  It was so hot and humid outside of the ball that I didn't want to know what it felt like inside of it.


After the park, we went to the porcelain district.  I found the '100 Girls' tea set which was 860 yuan while many other comparable sets were 180.  I was only able to get the lady to come down to 800 yuan and throw in a set of chopsticks so I don't have much hope for my bargaining skills for the rest of our stay in China.  It was funny as we checked out, when the lady mentioned that they also have a '100 Boys' set.  She said quite bluntly, 'In China, we like the boy.'  I said, 'Well, we like all children.  We have 5 of them.'  That seemed to promptly end the conversation....:) 




Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like things are going well..
LOVE the photos..
LOVE the tea set..I will have to find that when I am there..

Mom 2 six said...

Love the pictures !