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... benches in twos and threes. Things started to take a turn for the worse when we realised we weren't sat together and went rapidly downhill from there. Despite all the optimism in the world we soon found out that it is nearly impossible to sleep on a completely straight backed bench with the lights on all night, people smoking freely in the corridors and hawkers and food vendors making rounds at all times of the night trying to flog such sought after items as a 'light up ...
... when she had beaten down the price of something by a few dollars was priceless!
It was in the Muslim Market area that we stumbled on the mosque and we had a good look at that. The Chinese are very good at supporting their minority groups (stop laughing!!) and they have 50 000 000 Muslims (a drop in the bucket) living in the country. The mosque gets considerable financial support from the government to keep operating.
From the markets ...
... originally painted with bright pigments, variously coloured in pink, red, green, blue, black, brown, white and lilac. The coloured lacquer finish, individual facial features, and actual weapons used in producing these figures created a realistic appearance. Most of the original weapons were thought to have been looted shortly after the creation of the army, or have rotted away, and the colour coating ...
... him on the drums/cowbell combination. it was distracting/hilarious
Caleb Tegtmeier: I got a fever jesus...and the only prescription...MORE COWBELL
Bethany Stanbrough: oh yeah i have a video of helena saying that with him pounding away in the background
Bethany Stanbrough: inappropriate of me to film that during worship?
Caleb Tegtmeier: I don't think so, I wouldn't mind my church adding some cowbell. Maybe you ...
... take my pic and i took his, then we wandered the rest of the way round at the same time - taking the odd pic for one another and laughing as we couldn't really communicate much. Then i almost missed taking my pic of the well (the well that the farmers were digging when they came accross the site.) so i ran back a bit to do it fast, I lost my friend at this point for a moment, then spotted him sitting with his wife. So i went to say hello to her too ...
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