rex88 wrote:HarbinSpoiler : :is pretty much on the opposite side of China geographically. I was born there but I have never noticed how Russian that place was. If you go downtown, I now notice that every other building, especially the older ones, have these round domes on top, and frequently with Russian engravings. When I was little I didn't notice at all, I guess I figured that was how normal buildings were supposed to look like. There is new addition however. Starbucks everywhere and they are legit. And best of all is, the people there actually mange to save up and go there frequently. The shops are never empty. The baristas dress exactly like they do here. The furnishing look exactly like they do here. The chocolate freezy drinks are also very accurate. But sadly my Starbucks membership card won't work. I visited the hospital that I was born in as well; it is still there and the hospital has grown a lot.
Yeah, I have heard that Harbin is the Paris of the East, or something like that.