Peninsula Hotel Chengdu Zongfu
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After two weeks in China, we have made it out of the city for longer than a day. We have been in bamboo covered, jungle like hills, among old wooden houses with semi circular tiles on their rooves, rising up to points at the edges. We have seen the most enormous sweet corn, loads of beans, lots of rice paddies, also tomatoes and aubergines growing outside, and long trailing squash plants. There are fruit trees we don't recognise, and trained kiwi vines ...
... for. Towards the end of the meal, you become slightly immune to the spice anyway and I did genuinely enjoy the food. Any remnants of my cold/avian influenza had certainly gone and now lied in the bin with the 20 or so tissues that were necessary to survive the experience!
The next morning, we decided to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project. This would probably be boring to most people but I wanted ...
... the different performances which ranged from half-decent to utterly bizarre, but the strangest sights were yet to come! We walked into the central arena and it was visual overload. To the right hand side there was a group of people doing some kind of synchronised dancing to a slow Chinese song. In the middle was a topless guy dancing like he was in his bedroom, to the far left we're a bunch of middle aged women rocking out to some music, then ...
... a big deal though? Most definitely not. So, I am either suffering from culture shock but find it more exciting than scary, or I am not suffering from any form of culture shock. I really don't know. All I know is that all of the people from my orientation kept referring to their immense culture shock. Maybe they were suffering from a small dose of culture shock, but I didn't see anyone struggling with anxiety, confusion, or uncertainty. I think more than anything, ...
... we met up with the interns and went to a final dinner with them and Frank & Lesley. We went to a Beijing Duck restaurant, had the usual assortment of other delicious dishes in addition to the outstanding duck. A perfect ending to our assignment. Tomorrow we head home, so this is the last entry aside from updating photos when I get additional snapshots from the team. Farewell!