Tai An at night
I was pretty tired, but when we got back to the hotel, I just wanted to explore the city to see what was different between Tai An and Zibo. So we all piled into a couple taxis and headed for the closest shopping district!
But we ended up at a supermarket/mall that was exactly like the one in Zibo. Once inside the store, we split up into two groups. I went with Sarah and Ariana (Winder) to look for shoes.
We took a little longer than expected as we searched, and as a result, the rest of the group moved on without us. Once we left the store, Ariana saw KFC and we decided to check it out.
To my surprise, they had a designated English speaker in KFC to help all of the Americans who craved American food.
I only got french fries, and they tasted just as good as any I have had in the U.S. I quickly gobbled them up. I hadn’t realized how much I missed American food until that moment.
We walked around on the streets a little more, just looking at all of the venders and then walked back to the hotel. I went to sleep around 11 p.m.; but looking back, I should have gone to sleep as soon as we got back from dinner, because he next day was much more than I expected.
— Deanna Barnes, junior art history major