Street eats on Gulangyu island, a small island that's about 5 minutes by boat from Xiamen
Sesame balls, a specialty from Taiwan. And yes I said "sesame balls" with a straight face."
Pics from a famous temple near the university
Beijing: The air was smoggy the whole time we were there, and I felt like I was swimming in pollution. But apparently it's better now than a couple years ago...? My little brother got sick the day after we got there thanks to the condition of the air. I didn't get any ill effects but it just felt icky. The city itself is pretty much how I remembered it from my last visit- busy, busy, busy. I'm not going to lecture about the crazy societal norms there, but it was definitely very different from the more laid-back cities we've been spending most of our time in.
The Bird's Nest and the Cube
This is fast food in China:
Ooo I loved these...
(Pic actually taken in Xiamen but the same brand is sold all over the country.)