Shopping in Shenyang

Today was all about a little retail therapy. Not a lot, just a little treat for me.

It was actually a nice day, a bit chilly… ok cold! BUT I dressed warm and went for a walk to Nan Er for a couple pieces of fabric. Some silk to make a couple scarves and silk to make some table runners or something. I will decide later. Chinese fabric is inexpensive here so it’s nice to take a little home. That was my treat!


Then I took a cab to Mix C mall. This is one of my favourite Western-style malls. I had lunch at a little restaurant here and browsed the mall. The decorations for Christmas here are beautiful. I think I will have to try to return at night to get a few pictures outside.



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After Mix C I got a snack…little apples with candy coating. A real favourite this time of year.

15355704_1167650539969814_2245225570815959934_nThen just a quick little browse through Zhang lan guan…another market. It wasn’t very busy today and I guess that a lot of the markets are suffering now because of alibaba. EVERYONE is shopping online for EVERYTHING these days!

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15420787_1167648119970056_336907928585647507_n I picked up a few things… tea eggs, tomato fruit and bananas,  a couple seed squares ( peanut and sesame seed) and a McDonald’s coffee before returning to my hotel. I kinda felt like a Chinese person picking up their daily groceries from the market on their way home for supper.

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David has another dinner tonight …

15380280_1167810726620462_5688469703397143997_n… and I am relaxing and doing this blog post. Our time is going far too quickly. Tomorrow is Thursday already.


Good night!





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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

5 thoughts on “Shopping in Shenyang”

  1. I can’t even tell you how excited I get about these posts!!! It will probably be a while before I can experience China for myself, so I truly feel like I get to travel there through you! I love the candied apples- YUM! That sounds like a dream. What temperature is it there? Thanks for sharing with us 🙂


    1. Thanks so much MacKenzie! I am so happy here, I truly feel at home. There is just so much to do and experience and I really can’t believe how fast my time has gone. The candied apples are delicious. It is mostly a treat for the Winter season. The other thing that is delicious are the little red dried fruit, it’s tomatoes, but sweet. It is 23 degrees Fahrenheit today and might warm a little…it is supposed to snow. I am really hopeful because I love snow in China. It cleans things up so beautifully. Thanks for reading my posts. I haven’t had much reading time here and will have to get caught up with your posts when I get back. I hope you’re enjoying December and everything fun with it. Take care sweet girl 🙂

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