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... kneeling on a pad that is placed in front of a Buddha statue and then bowing three times, pausing for a few seconds in between each bow. The person will then light a candle and burn some incense. It was interesting watching her take in her religion. She wanted to worship at every statue, so this took a while. Once she was done worshiping, we headed to the Giant Buddha, taking quite a few breaks on the way because Chinese women don't have very much
... It is the show of Tibetans' respect for nature and an understanding of life. Sky Burial is how commoners have been buried for centuries. A sky burial is not considered suitable for children who are less than 18, pregnant women, or those who have died of infectious disease or accident. The ritual of sky ...
... smothered in monestaries and a holy place of pilgrimage in China, was too great a draw and it was in the nearby town of Baoguo that we ended our epic 28 hour train journey tired but ready to plan for the next day's walking. Emei Shan really doesn't count as a hike either as it is predominantly stairs - the mountain is visited by so many that the paths up and down are concreted and stepped pretty much the whole way through. There are several ways up, some foot paths ...
... All my senses were on
alert. I memorized the number on his badge just in case.
Eventually, however, we relaxed (as best as possible knowing you're in a car on a highway in China). The driver was very talkative although I'm unclear as to whom he thought he was talking. One sentence from me started him off in a direction, I don't know where.
So here we are in Chengdu -- coughing. But we've got our bearings and, tonight, I am ...
... got centre stage.)
And since I’ve already lost all dignity with you at this point, I may as well tell you that I got so into coming up with stories to act out with the dolls that during the long week at home before I could see Katrina again (Katrina being the aforementioned neighbour), I actually scripted some of it.
Okay, lots of it.
Basically, what I’m trying to say here, is that I was pretty into Barbie.