Friday, July 11, 2014

Videos from China

Here are some videos taken on the trip.  This first one is walking down a busy city street.  This is a big shopping area in the downtown area.  Right before filming this, we walked past a terrible stench - and discovered it was an open sewer pipe flushing into a drain.  A little different than we would expect in the States. . .
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This is a Wal-Mart deli counter in China. . .
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. . .and Carolyn, a teammate and friend of Andrew's who took me with her to Wal-Mart on the other side of town, trying to communicate with the lady at the deli about some of the food choices.  She is using a translation app on her phone to help.
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This is a good example of some of the chaos on the streets and also of how women wear anything from shorts to what we would consider more formal clothing, even on weekdays.  On my last day we noticed that lines had been painted on this street.  "Nice decoration," Andrew said. "Won't make any difference at all."  He was right.
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At the train station in Beijing.  People everywhere, but it was actually a very light day!  If you can see the ground in front of you, the constant traffic of people is considered to be normal and not busy.
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I have more to load, and may edit this and add more later (or do it in another post).  Ready to go to bed.  Right now I do not know when to sleep and when to be awake.  Was told it would probably take a week to feel normal, and I believe it.

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