The month we spent in Nanjing certainly had its challenges: when we arrived, I was just recovering from my illness, and Jesse came down with his. The university dorms we were housed in weren’t exactly the cleanest–but once we found the local variation of Walmart and bought cleaning supplies, that was solved fairly quickly. And there were the daily challenges of learning a new place: where are the best places for food? What’s good for breakfast? Where’s the subway?
But perhaps it was because of those little challenges that we ended up loving Nanjing so much. It felt like home. We got into routines there. We had our favorites: favorite place for dumplings, favorite snacks at the bakery, favorite coffee shop…
Here are some little peeks into what we did while we were there.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum:
The gorgeous little park near our apartment, where I liked to sit and read:
My favorite Nanjing spot, Librairie Avant-Garde, a bookstore housed in a converted parking garage: