Today is Chinese New Year. As we eat breakfast we hear drums banging and an occasional faint cheer of a crowd. After we finish the drumming continues so I grab a camera. As I go out the front door of the condo building I hear firecrackers and a small crowd cheering. It turns out that the Shangri-La hotel next door had a dragon dance - I arrive just after the finale. Drat! It is still fun to see the drummers and dragon performers as they unwind themselves.
It is a beautiful, sunny day. We decide to return to The River Market, this time to enjoy a late lunch. The 20 minute walk is pleasant and the traffic is not as intense as on a weekday. I was expecting that the restaurant would be busy, but it is quite the opposite. Only six tables are occupied. We have a fantastic lunch sitting in the shade of their pavilion-style building watching the river flow by. The staff is attentive, but seems willing to allow is to sit all afternoon if we want.
Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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