China – Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

– OCTOBER 12, 2015

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone back in Canada a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Our 2015 Thanksgiving dinner. Chicken Feet, green beans, some unknown dumpling substance, some unknown meat on a thing with very long legs, some lemon type soup, and some weird ribs. Not quite a turkey dinner is it? We miss Canadian Thanksgiving.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to show some pictures that display the fun from this adventure in China.

Thanksgiving 2015-02

Kenneth and Grimlock on the hunt!

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A happy Jill hiking mountains.

Chinese-English is where they take phrases from Chinese and translate them directly into English.  This is not the correct method of translating between the two languages, but they do it just the same.  Its how we get signs like the ones below:

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Chinese-English at its best.

Thanksgiving 2015-05

This sign translates just fine, but crowding and pushing are staples of life in China. Its a very much “me-first” mentality here.

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Chinese-English at its best.

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Chinese-English at its best.

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Chinese-English at its best.

Thanksgiving 2015-09

Chinese-English at its best.

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Chinese-English at its best.

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Chinese-English at its best.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.