ETA: Apparently I have no idea how Flickr works and photos don't just stay in there forever, so now the photos for this post are unavailable. I wish I was a more photo-y person and properly maintained a functioning Flickr account, but I don't have time to add one more thing to my already too full plate, so this post is now photoless. Sorry!
It's a little tradition of ours to go to Dihua Street every year around Chinese New Year. Dihua Street is a very old street with cool historical-looking buildings on either side. Each year the place is absolutely packed with vendors hawking new year's goods. They mostly sell traditional snacks, candy, dried fruit, dried fish, etc. It's an absolute madhouse, but so much fun! It sort of helps us get into the spirit of Chinese New Year. This was Jonathan's first time visiting the historical street (second if you count his time in utero last year).
All in all we had a lot of fun, but I always forget how annoying some of the college students working there can be until I'm back the following year and once again hear them showing off in front of each other by yelling English phrases at us and then giggling (not all of them, just some). One guy randomly yelled, "Peace, love!" at us, and then looked quite pleased with himself. Little did he know it totally sounded like he said "piss love," so I guess the joke's on him. Annoying college guy aside, we had a great time!