Travel Blogs from Taining County
Just finished my last day training here!
We train Monday to Friday and get weekends off. Here's a typical day:
5:30 - 6:00 Circuit training
6:00 - 7:30 Shaolin lesson
9:00 - 11:00 Shaolin lesson
14:30 - 16:30 Shaolin lesson
The morning circuit is the most intense session of the day, and we're all still quite tired seeing as we've just got up. ...
... area, avoiding the main streets as I do. I bought a bunch of queer looking pastries in the local market, some fresh fruits and interesting spices. Dinner I had at the school's translator's house, delicious local food cooked by her mom (who didn't stop apologizing for not having made more dishes and urging me to eat everything)
Anyway, pictures will do it much more justice than more ...
... nice and friendly. I had arrived on a weekend, and everyone had gone out to the nearest city to play pool, eat and drink together. Overall the atmosphere was good.
One of the first people who wanted to make my acquaintance was a returning long-term student. He happened to be living only a couple of rooms away from mine and had invited me to share his heater. I should mention, It was very cold (so much for escaping Chinese winter), and heaters were not installed in ...
... while other towns its age or older have been partially restored, the ‘town’ of Heping has pretty much retained is uniqueness.
It dates from the Tang Dynasty (AD618-907) when it was a simple rice farming town. ...
We had a good night sleep in the train to Zhangping where we had the soft sleeper cabin of four for ourselves. The train followed for hours a yellow river. Not sure if it is THE Yellow River. We have plenty of time to read, and to write for the blog, see Chris's write up about the Chinese planning later.
With hot water on the train we have regular tea and coffee and for lunch we will have ...