This week was full of fun activities revolving around one of my favorite holidays Halloween. I wasn’t sure what to expect for Halloween since it is not a big holiday in China. However, to my surprise I was able to celebrate it! I went to a rave in the 798 district with about 1,000 other Halloween celebrators and we danced the night away to interesting Chinese emo-type bands playing live music and then some Chinese DJs played as well.
I realized that this time of year would not be complete without a pumpkin spice latte. When I brought up the topic at work, my Chinese co-workers thought that I was crazy and it was such a weird thing to drink. I assured them that it was a very popular drink in America. Me and my co-worker decided to celebrate Halloween at work by searching for the perfect pumpkin spice latte around the city. Unfortunately, Starbucks didn’t have it. However, McDonalds McCafe came to the rescue and we both got to enjoy pumpkin lattes and cookies. (P.S. Starbucks does it better)
I finished out my Hallo-weekend by going to a Mexican Dia De Los Muertos celebration in Chaoyang park. The exhibit was free and full of cool displays, crafts, and yummy treats.