First Solo Exploration: Youyi Shopping City

I decided to be brave and get outside my comfort zone on my last free day before training starts tomorrow. My guide mentioned there was a mall close by, so I went to find it. It was huge and overwhelming and I'm pretty confident that even after several hours of walking I still didn't see half of it. Once I got up the courage to buy things, I couldn't stop. I bought a pressed juice, a new journal and a calendar and pens, sushi in a restaurant, toothpaste and shower shoes, instant coffee and detergent and water and an orange. In total, I spent about 350 yuan or $50 usd. Pictures inside the mall weren't allowed, so take my word for it -- huge!

 Despite the chaos of traffic, there's an order to everything here

Despite the chaos of traffic, there's an order to everything here

 Canal under a bridge on the way to Youyi Shopping City

Canal under a bridge on the way to Youyi Shopping City

 Enormous. It's hard to comprehend.

Enormous. It's hard to comprehend.

 Pressed pineapple and pear juice -- $3 usd

Pressed pineapple and pear juice -- $3 usd

 Right before I got demoted to a fork and knife

Right before I got demoted to a fork and knife

 Love this presentation. Did not love unexpected filling

Love this presentation. Did not love unexpected filling

 Perfection

Perfection