We have nearly fully assimilated to Chinese culture-we bought an electric bicycle. I was terrified to ride it at first but after a trip to the grocery, H&M and the salon (!)
we all agree that the electric bike ($250) makes the list of Farley's Best Purchases of 2016 top 5.
In other news, thanks to my TA Melody, I found the better fabric market in Tianjin! Hooray. Here are some directions, the address and pictures just in case you're going to come to Tianjin and go to the fabric market without me.
Here's the address in Chinese:
|there it is-on the right side of the street!|
The building is to the East of the eye. Enter through this gate (pictured below) and it's in the building to your right. Quilting fabrics are on the 4th floor.
This place requires some digging. You won't find an adorable bundle of 5+ coordinating fat quarters all tied up in a stack. Several shops have the same fabrics, but each has a little variety, but that makes it fun.
Jess didn't even have a horse in the race-she doesn't even sew-and she went with me and patiently watched me dig and hem and haw and translated for me.
I'll leave you with this short clip of Jess's baby hailing a taxi: