Becca and I went down to Yuyuan Garden to get Halloween decorations for our classrooms and in one of the stalls I saw this tiny picture of General Patton. I grabbed it and tried to ask them why they had it... thankfully Becca was there to speak Chinese and we found out that they use to sell military models or something like that. I just thought it was really wild to be walking by paper pumpkins and then having my eyes fall on General Patton's face. Really random to say the least. They ended up giving me the picture and one of Monty too. It was very funny to see this little Chinese man miming being a general and firing a gun while trying to explain to be who the pictures were and why they had them.
Halloween tomorrow!! Cant wait! I am going as a 50s girl from Grease. More news soon and sorry for all the posts at once. love vc
"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village she must seek them abroad" Jane Austen
A Janeite off to China now!
I started this travel blog several years ago when I went to England. Now I am off to Shanghai China to teach 2nd grade English.
I will do my best to keep up with a blog and my school work.
Lots of love and miss everyone
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For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A...more info