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Our excellent tour leader Shu Fay (English name Phyllis!)
decided to change the program around so we did the Canals trip to the water
town called Wuzhen on Sunday to have a better chance of getting less crowds. So
the Saturday day was jam packed with excellent activity.
First stop was the Shanghai Silk Factory where we learned
all about silk. It was very interesting and we had never seen a doona filled with
silk before. The ...
... warm orange juice , stripping (don't tell DWM), two left shoes and the possibility that Alborz stole a hairdryer, we were off. It was a short drive to our first stop of the day, a parking lot. As we pulled up Mrs. Galeano, Mr. Condon and the 20 of us all sat on the bus staring at this big empty parking lot on the side of the highway thinking "um...what?" but we were reassured when Verno, our fearless leader, and his shoe pole (literally a stick with a mini-converse attached to ...
Today is my last day in Xi'an, the historic capital of China. By historic I mean something like 13 of the 20 dynasties. The total number gets jumbled around in different accounts I am reading. The terra cotta warriors has been on my bucket list a long time and it has been well worth the effort. It seems that over 2000 years ago one remarkable human being, Emperor Qin conquered all the other groups on a vast agricultural plane and instituted a cultural, and technological ...
... que anem en segona, hi ha una senyora que neteja contínuament i una altra que va recollint els papers i deixalles. A la Xina de’n John, molta gent anava en pijama pel carrer, t’empenyia i escopia (bé, encara n’hi ha alguns que ho fan); les ciutats eren brutes i els cotxes vells. Ara, tot és modern, hi ha botigues de Prada (i Zara també); la gent sembla ben educada i bastant ben ...
... by modern times (one of the reasons I love the coliseum so much)! The drum tower was also very interesting and had huge drums surrounding the building which was pretty cool. The top floor had different pieces of furniture from different dynasties which I hadn't expected to see in a drum museum but it was interesting to look at nonetheless. Afterwards we headed into the Muslim quarter which turned out to be dangerous for our budget as there was so much there at such ...