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Days 25 + 26 - Second weekend in Shanghai
With another weekend of allowable lazy morning starts, the girls and Dr Zee once again enjoyed the extra hour of sleep time snuggled under their doonas and blankets. As the girls now keep a stash of familiar cereals in their own rooms, most enjoyed the comfort of brekkie in bed, which sneakily also allowed them an additional half hour of time before having to gather as a group again for their scheduled outings.
... make a short clip to summarize the day. I am currently in Nantong, a very lovely city and have made a short clip that will be online shortly.
For those of you who haven't already gone to check this out, the link is at: www.youtube.com/user/redheadabroad/vide os
But don't worry, I will still be writing my blogs here as well, not totally abandoning ship! It's just easier for me to bring ...
... same river. :-)
The Chang Jiang is the longest river in China, starting deep in the country from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and traveling neraly 4000 miles to the delta in Shanghai. There is a large bridge on G15 crossing the Chang Jiang river, which was nearly shut down twice due to extremely heavy fog (da wu) during our stay in Nantong. The locals say they don't shut the bridge down, but the traffic is so slow ...
... highway and you can see both in a single plant. You Cai Hua 油菜(pronounced 'yo tsai hwa'). In English, this plant is called the rapeseed plant, which is grown to produce 'canola oil' in major economies. The oil comes from the seeds of the plant. Rapeseed is a single stem plant which grows to a height of nearly 36 inches. It comes from the same family as the mustard plant, but is less like a bush and grows ...
... need to be more 'beautiful’ or ‘smoother’.
The Chinese course that I am taking includes a Chinese Culture component which I was very excited for. It turned out to be a class where the teacher spoke more of American culture and about his resent trip to the U.S then anything else.
I still do love learning about Chinese culture, just not from that class anymore. I’ve learned that you only say ‘please’ ...
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