Part of our group at the welcoming banquet, where we sampled about 20 different culinary specialties of the area. Local Chinese students are our tutors.
Escaping from the Houston-like heat and humidity, we shopped in the air-conditioned IT Mall and the newly opened Wal-Mart next door. Places like Pizza Hut here are really upscale.
Our tutor, Iris, is a journalism student at Nanjing University. She's helping us buy yummy steamed buns from a sidewalk vendor.