Simply put, the market outside the hotel is amazing! So many varieties of delicious food and you can eat for under $1. I've been eating most of my meals in Tianjin there and have tried something new every time. In the back of the market, where they have all of the butchers, you see some pretty weird stuff...definitely a contrast to the US they use the meat of the entire animal here. I saw that they were selling the face of a cow....i prefer to stick with noodles and dumplings. I have also somewhat learned how to ask what I want and see how much it costs...the vendors usually laugh at my accent or my poor pronunciations but I am learning a little bit of Chinese. For anyone in the group that has not ate at the market, its a definite must.