Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zhengzhou

Today we took the camera out as we walked through Zhengzhou. Our destination was the park. I think I had mentioned before that the sidewalks are shared with scooters and bikes. Walking pedestrians are expected to move out of the way for both the scooters and the cars. There seems to be a universal honking language between the cars, scooters, and people. A few of our friends have joked that there is a 6th sense among the people here, and they seem to know exactly where to go and when. The park is quite serene and very beautiful. There are paths around a lake with paddle boats to rent, a butterfly garden, a street fair, and gazebos. Lee really enjoys the butterfly garden. He was very tired towards the end of our walk, and he fell asleep in the carrier. He is sleeping right now as I type this. I have been taking a nap with him everyday and as a result it is harder for me to sleep at night, so today I opted for bloggind while he sleeps, in an effort to go to bed earlier tonight. A note for those of you who are traveling to Zhengzhou and either have the option of choosing your hotel or just want to save a little more money: The Crowne Hotel and Holiday Inn Express are right next to each other. If you stay at the HIE, you have breakfast at the Crowne, and they also share the pool and workout facilities. Our friend who is staying at the HIE says the rooms are very similar. Enjoy the pictures! Blessings from China, Tasha

7 comments:

Tony and Sue said...

That might be the same park we walked through quickly. It was cold. Not too far from the hotel? It was foggy, too. You got some good pictures! All those scooters and motorcycles scare me!

Sue

Team Robichaux said...

Thanks! Yes, it is very close to the hotel. The scooters and motorcycles scare me as well, especially at the bigger intersections.

Tony and Sue said...

Looking at these pics again, I LOVE the picture with the lady sitting on the bench with the umbrella. I just think it's a really cool shot.

Sue

Team Robichaux said...

Thanks Sue!

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

OH my goodness! Someone is pulling that heavy load?? LOL:) I scrolled by it, and it threw me for second, I had to go back and look again closely;)

Team Robichaux said...

Yes, she was not only pulling that load but running with it.

linxx said...

Goodness, I remember the crazy sidewalks where a driver decided to take his car on the sidewalk and almost hit Henry's stroller because he couldn't wait in the traffic!

Great pics, Tasha!

Linda