As I mentioned before, I finally had my camera repaired. I have a Canon G9, and got a lens error every time I turned it on. Luckily, I purchased the extended warranty when I bought it, because my lens was shot and had to be completely replaced. I was worried about having it replaced in China because I didn’t know if I could find a reputable repair shop. But it turns out that there is a registered Canon retailer/repair shop downtown in the Yalong International Plaza at 500 Jinling Road East. They were extremely professional, called me when they found out that it was going to be more than the 100RMB they originally quoted, and had everything ready for me when I arrived to pick it up….including the old lens. Now I can take photos again, but I have found that I forgot how. So excuse me for these less than great photos, but they’re still kind-of okay.
or today I am writing this post just because I wanted to use that Drop Cap from the amazing blog, Daily Drop Cap. Other than that, life is good. I have my camera back, and used it this weekend. Unfortunately I haven’t even downloaded the photos. But soon, I promise! I’m just trying to keep my head above water.
Oh, and I’m going to the Yunnan province next week with 50 teenagers and a few other adults!!! Should be fun!
For the Chinese National Holiday, Nik and I both had a week off of work, so we skipped town and headed to Seoul, South Korea. I know, I just went there two months ago….but I loved it and couldn’t wait for Nik to see it too. Plus, flights to Seoul are cheaper than any other east-Asian destination outside of China, and I am still on a 90-day visa so I had to leave. Also, neither of us had the time or energy to research a new country enough to make our visit worthwhile and relaxing, so Seoul it was.
I have already written about my view of Seoul in 5 previous posts, so I won’t bore you again. I do want to link to the new blog posts Nik has written and share a few of his photos (my camera is broken) of parts of Seoul that we experienced for the first time together. As I expected, every part of the city was better with him holding my hand.