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We arrived in Luoyang under the cover of darkness - and over 2 hours late. On the 40-minute ride in a bus without luggage compartments (kinda like the 40-30 to the Port Authority in NYC - inside thing), it was tough to see our surroundings due to severe humidity and external temps of 32 degrees Celsius at 10 PM. From what I did see, Luoyang appears …
Wednesday 18th November. The snow is melting but still cold and we walked at 8am to the busy train station this morning and caught our train. We had hard seats which were fine for the trip and the train was not full. The trip took us north east and inot the rural areas where the snow was still lying thick on the farming lands. We are a novelty on …
... it was off to a nearby restaurant, in a pretty setting, for a "farmer's meal" - looked a lot like most of our other meals, but perhaps there were more vegetable dishes, and a couple of different things - like something that looked and tasted like flack seed chips you get at the health food store, and some good noodle soup.
after lunch we headed up to Deng Feng. This is a town ) that specializes in schools that teach Shaolin Kung Fu fighting skills, ...
... in the Cultural Revolution as it was a religious temple. It was also interesting seeing the trees with many circular holes down the trunk. We later found out that the monks used the trees to practice finger-punching. It's pretty incredible to think that their fingers were strong enough to make a hole in the tree trunk. My fingers get sore if I knock on a door too much.
We also saw a stone turtle, which, if you rub its head, will make you immune from any diseases ...
... when we left. The food was continuously supplied and far too much for a table of girls. There was a whole variety of fish, tofu, chicken, soups and breads. We kept on having to pile the dishes on top of the other, as there was no room for the next dish that arrived.
Sherry appeared in a red dress and came around to toast everyone at their table. The red dress was hired, as it didn't fit her properly and had great big pins down the side. It ...
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