Touran Backpacker Hostel
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... how the chickens, turtles and eels spent their final hours and the idea of eating anything purchased off the straw mats that sat on an ground, slick with who knows what type of liquids, turned my stomach. I was grateful to be wearing very washable flip flops. We went directly from the market to a garden and ancient residence that would have housed what the tour guide called "Chinese Bill Gates" a long time ago. It was an interesting example of ...
... lovely, she told us she was 57, and her son is an English teacher. Her English didn't stretch to anything more than 'very goode' but she was fun! We watched them starting to prepare the food for the evening and then ordered spicy cauliflower, prawns and spicy mushrooms. It was all delicious. Then we watched stalls being wheeled down the street ...
This past week has felt pretty mundane (or as mundane as it can be in China.) most of my days are filled with working out, trying to keep my apartment clean, and work. Friday we found out which summer courses we will be teaching. I am going to be teaching Global Explorers to Trail blazers, (10-13 year olds) whatever that involves. Wednesday's and Thursday's I will be at school from 1-8:30 but will have some kind of lunch ordered for me. I also learned their will be ...
We were picked up by our guide for lunch, who took us to a very nice restaurant. The food was divine. We had a local pork dish, home-made tofu in chilli, an aromatic fried rice, and veg. This was followed by peanut ice-cream, which was not too sweet and quite refreshing. If nothing else the trip to China has been well worth it for the food.
After lunch we briefly stopped at the 1000 ...
... spoke English. As you do in these situations, the few Westerners set up a small communication network and shared any snippets of information we were able to glean from various sources. Apparently the Chinese also had no idea what was happening so we just stayed alert to ensure we didn't miss the gate. Luckily there was a break in the weather and we made it on to the plane. Ultimately the wait wasn't that bad but of course it was very boring.