SHENYANG, Liaoning Province:
Was woken up at 6am by Claire leaving for work, and then again at 9 by Pete coming round! Got up and dressed in record time, and was taken into Shenyang city by Pete and Emma.
We went to Wu'ai market, which is apparently one of the biggest shopping markets in Asia! I bought a Shenyang ring, two hats and two scarves. lovely jubbly!
After shopping Emma had to leave for work, so Pete took me back to his and Kirsty's apartment. Kirsty was on her lunchbreak, so we hung out for a bit, and then they both needed to be at work.
I had a bath!! Another Chinese first, and it was wonderful! Felt so relaxed and clean!
When Pete and Kirsty got back they made me dinner - Jacket potatoes with cheese and beans!! It was absolutely amazing, so delicious! They have a big carrefour, so the Shenyangers have good access to quite a lot of Western imported food, nothing like Huairou!
After eating (too much!) we went to a nearby bar and met up with Claire and Henning. We had a beer there, and then went to another bar, near where Emma and Alexis live. This bar had loads of games to play! I played table football with Kirsty, and lost quite a few times...
We were joined later by Adrian, and from the bar I went to a club with him and Claire, as the others had work in the morning. The club was really cool - although not quite up to Disco 9 standards! (but then I'm biased)
We met some Chinese guys who gave us loads of beer, and at the end of the night - about 2am - we went with them to this posh restaurant which was full of people! It was really surreal, but although the restaurant looked really fancy, the food was gross!