Being the lucky UofT students we were, we were kindly invited to have (an incredible) lunch with Isabelle and her two sons. She is the sweetest 90+ year old lady with incredible stories of her past. She lived in China for many years and was actually a University of Toronto graduate decades ago. She was the one to initiate the whole exchange program as an initiative to bring the University of Toronto closer to China. She was a women getting her post-secondary degree in the 30's/40's - how amazing is that? In addition, she is continuing to make changes in worldwide relationships - how incredible is she?
|Outside the restaurant.|
|Ducks outside the restaurant|
We went to The Summer Palace for the rest of the evening to continue our touristy-streak (also it was really close by).
On our way back to the subway station, there were rickshaws lined up all along the exit. They were shouting prices and because I felt nice enough to reply, I said it was too expensive and walked away. They lowered the price and lowered it again, and before we knew it, Sigrid, Tanjin and I ended up taking a rickshaw 8 minute rickshaw ride for $~0.25.
Spontaneous rides are fuuuun.