This week was the week when me and Liza packed all our things and said goodbye to Jingyuan hotel. It felt kind of sad, it’s been our home for the past four months and we have really liked living there.
Liza’s boss just happend to have an extra appartment available and told us that we could stay there for free, which suited us perefectly, since none of us have a very stable economy at the moment. We rented a minibus for 80 yuan and left our beloved Jingyuan for new unknown territory. None of us knew what to expect, since we hadn’t seen any pictures of the apartment, but as it turned out, it was a really nice place and the so-called ”tiny” apartment, was actually huge with two bedrooms and a huge livingroom. It was pretty dirty though, so the first step was to clean it. Now it looks nice and clean and I feel kind of sorry that we’re not going to stay here longer. It’s quite far from the city centre, so now we have to take the bus, but that’s ok and there are a lot of nice shops and restaurants in the area. It’s nice to see new areas of Tianjin.
Our first day in our new neighbourhood, we decided to find a pace to eat. We managed to find a restaurant quite close to the appartement and it didn’t take us long to figure out that there aren’t many foreigners living in this area. The waitress told us, after having her picture taken with us, that we were their first foreign guests. In the market people stare at you and want to say hello, which I don’t mind, they’re always very friendly. I’ll be so relieved when the exams are over, I just want to enjoy my last two weeks here. You can tell that most of the exchange students have gone home over the holidays, the hotel was quite empty.
That’s it for now.