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... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... city with a youthful vibe and energy.
Today I got up early and took a ferry out to Gulangyu to beat the crowds and the heat. The island, known also as, Piano Island, has no cars or motor bikes. A very welcome change. The estates, clubs, homes and tennis courts here were the playground of the rich and senior government staff from embassies. It is said each house had a piano, hence the name. Now the pianos are all together in a ...
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
... and waiting til we had to go and meet up with the others. Was a pretty fun day I'd say!" - Robbie
"At 10.30 this morning I headed out for the day with someone from the school. We jumped in a taxi and went to see the university and a temple. After that we headed to his for lunch and we played PS3 til 3pm. Then we went out with another group to play a complicated puzzle game. It was a really fun but tiring day" - BigStu
The last few days have been a bit of a blur, and we have had limited access to Wifi, so here's a wee summary of our last few days.
"Our last day in Yuxi, it certainly didnt feel like that. First thing we ventured off to a sweet factory which made all sorts of fruit sweets. Second we had lunch on a giant spinny table - the biggest I've seen so far! Last of all we went back to the school for PE where we played football against the students" - BigStu
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