Today, Abby and I ventured to the post office to send letters. My teacher gave us a little handmade map, which we followed over a river and through a gate. Once in the post office, we were completely clueless as to our next move. After some awkward standing, we were pointed to a woman who kept asking us “How many?” in English. Finally we got envelopes and filled out the addresses. Earlier we had seen people handing papers to a woman to our right so we decided to try it as well. After handing her my letters, she looked over each one carefully then gave us a quizzical look. When we did nothing but smile back, she said with a raised eyebrow, “Go put them in the mailbox on the street corner,” in Chinese. We both laughed at how ridiculous she thought we were. We slid the letters into the mailbox (which looked suspiciously like a trash can) then walked back over the river to a hot pot dinner.