Another week in China has flown by and here are a couple things that I wanted to share:
The Bank of China is EXTREMELY picky about the condition of American money that you try to exchange. On Thursday, they flat out refused to exchange 80 dollars of it because my money was "broken." In other words, it was worn and frayed on the edges, with creases down the middle from being folded. Future note for any future travelers: don't bring broken money. You will be up a creek without a paddle.
We had our first Chinese lesson with Kelly on Thursday. I learned how to say a lot of things and my goal is to practice so I become somewhat fluent. Well, at least when it comes to telling the cooks what I want in the cafeteria. It would have been nice to say: