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My first Dalian snow flakes in Huale Guangchang

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Director told me that I had free time before starting orientation on 3 March, so I decided to explore South African's city limits. Ok, Spring is coming, how soon... I just hope soon. Nevertheless, I stepped outside with camera ready. Once exposed to outdoors, the winds whipped coldly, almost piercing through my sweater, and my poor fingers were becoming numb (didn't have regular gloves). Had no plans in allowing bitter winds into scaring me...

I followed the tram track toward downtown, but didn't trek too far, the wind was getting the best of me. I reached the street which had an open market. So many locals making their purchases for the day. The block looked like a bombed wasteland and the crowds of people making the best of their situation.

Vendors called out what they were selling in hopes a shopper will stop by and purchase their produce or fresh meats or fish.
Dalian's Typical Market Day
The smell of cold meats and wet fish were overwhelming, even for the open air. My stomach churned when I saw live sea cucumbers (a famous seafood dish, according to the Chinese, in reality, in my eyes a prehistoric sea urchin from the deep)...a few floating inside a small stainless bowl filled with ... not sure ...

I saw another vendor selling what I thought looked like hard shelled nuts, as I bent over for a closer look, I saw movement... whatever it was, poked its 'nose' from its ringlet, circular sluggish form whilst others squirmed among themselves... ugh.. don't think I'm hungry...

Oh, you're probably wondering about my title... yes, when I returned from my walk, snowflakes fell from the sky. Only snowed for a couple hours in the morning... tis now afternoon, and the sun has returned but the brisk cold stayed.

Tomorrow I do plan a trip into downtown close to the school Future 3, as office is referred, also near soon-to-becoming my apartment, and I want to purchase my rice/steamer among other essentials for the flat then leave items at the school so I don't have to haul back to SA's flat..

Can't wait to move in...
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Fancier apartment complex
Fancier apartment complex
Dalians Typical Market Day
Dalian's Typical Market Day
Looks rather cool... dont you agr…
Looks rather cool... don't you ag…
Outside bulk goods for sale
Outside bulk goods for sale
Are those things squirming?
Are those things squirming?
Crabs, shrimp, fish, sea cucumbers…
Crabs, shrimp, fish, sea cucumber…
Local vendor opening clam shell
Local vendor opening clam shell
One of the few bicycles I spotted …
One of the few bicycles I spotted…
My first Dalian icicle
My first Dalian icicle
Starting of the dragons tail... a…
Starting of the dragon's tail... …
Cool illusion
Cool illusion
Nightfall provided tis nice effect
Nightfall provided tis nice effect
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photo by: lynnly