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... we had plenty of tissue paper on hand) was to
have a ride in a Sampan boat. It was a tranquil experience to be in a boat
being rowed like on a gondola around the canals of soggy Wuzhen.
Wuzhen has old bridges, ancient temples, old homes, and
canal type of Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. It is a photogenic if over –
commercialised slice of old China. Our tour group tramped through the narrow
alley ways with us on one side and other ...
... Matt, JoJo, Faruk, Rachael, Rachel, Anna, Mollie, Julia, DeAngela, CKC, and Jessica to China and back.
Now for the thing I will miss the most. My host family, or more specifically my host student. My host family was amazing, they were the kindest, sweetest, most helpful and welcoming
people. I have never felt more at home, not at my home, then I did in Sapphire's house. Speaking of Sapphire...Sapphire, Sapphire, Sapphire. The prettiest girl in the room, ...
... warrior was actually in a museum area where the better preserved examples lived behind glass windows with some Indiana Jones style discovery music for company.
Albeit, it was very interesting, especially when you consider that it's estimated over 8000 life size warriors are buried there along with thousands of other figures including horses, chariots and non military officials. Even more amazingly, each figures ...
... that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. Unfortunately, many figures were damaged due to a fire that broke out in historic times. For that reason, restoration work by archaeologists has been and will be going on forever. Overall, the museum was excellent! That night, we grabbed dinner in the hostel and ...
... of the morning I had forgotten to eat breakfast so I was running on a 10 oz V8 from 3 hours ago plus my music died and my running bib had fallen off from my backpack rubbing it. The last 10 minutes Stu was getting the worst of it.
I do feel a sense of accomplishment and surprisingly only have one piercing pain to speak of (foot). Time will tell in the days to come what the lasting effects will be. If nothing else I scored a ...