I met a woman last weekend who knows Dalian like the back of her hand.
She took me to a handful of her favorite shopping spots today - it was totally outrageous.
On the way I decided to snap some pictures. It occurred to me that I see these things every day, but they are probably unusual sights for most people. These places are all very close to where I live, but they are tucked back, away from the main road.
Every day I am reminded how lucky we are.
Every day I count my blessings.