Happy New Year! Welcome the year of Snake.
Started the New year by having a massive lunch, like son-Goku, and then going to the square of Lasipalatsi. At the square was celebreation of Chinese New Year with different performances, food and stores selling their products. And I finally saw dragon and lion dances. I have always wanted to see it live and it didn't disappoint me. Food stalls were selling different Chinese snacks and food but I was too full to eat anything. I was only missing something sweet but unfortunately they weren't selling it. Well, I'm going to leave that part for the trip. There was also broadcasted live TV-show from Beijing which gave nice atmosphere for the whole event.
Of course it wasn't anything compared to Real Chinese celebration but at least a little touch to their culture and the most important celebration. I think it's unique and nice way to celebrate. Well, I should be in China during New Year to experience it for real. Anyways, I had good time with great people and learning about Chinese culture, from probably the best Chinese teacher.