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... Every other Tuesday we have meetings with the Education Bureau (our boss) and watch each other teach, or go on trips - like when we went to Suzhou Amusement Land or the Kunqu Opera.
On Monday I'm only at school from 9-3, Tuesdays 8-12, but the rest of the week it's supposedly 8-5. I generally leave when the kids do though, so it's usually about 4. When I started I was told different things by different people - the head of English told me I could go when I ...
... we split up into two tables. Overall we had something like 12 dishes total-- there was duck, fish, lotus, broccoli, watermelon, curry, beef, rice, ham and more. Once we were full and done sitting around talking, we went back outside to see the skyline lit up. Seeing that at night was one of my most favorite things we do so far on the ...
... little restaurant and bar called Sicily. Here, I ordered a Long Island, had delicious lasagna, and finished with a scoop of ice cream with baileys. That had to be one of my most favorite meals this whole trip. On the way back from dinner we stopped at a small store to pick up some snacks and drinks. Finally we made it home for the night. Nick, Tony, Trisha, Victoria, Dana, and I all went to Cory's room to hang out and finished our night off talking and listening to ...
... judgement on the Chinese view, but it is no Venice! Anyway, after ******* off the first mate because I wouldn't buy any of his trinkets we settled in for a ride down the canal and then a walk along the oldest street in Suzhou. We enjoyed a visit to a gallery that sells the most beautiful silk paintings. When you look closely you see the silk threads but when you step away it appears to be an oil painting or a watercolor. Stunningly beautiful ...
... thi1ng is my original plan was to spend a day in Urumqi and catch a train the following evening - but I decided I didn't have time.
2: Just say yes.
There were so many experiences I wouldn't have had if I hadn't just said yes. I wouldn't have had my private tour of the Mogao Caves. I wouldn't have seen anywhere near as much at Turpan, and I probably wouldn't have had my night in the desert. My three favourite ...
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