Da Fang Hotel
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... on the table next to us. A man set himself up with what looked like a little charcoal barbecue. He had a large piece of lamb. He carved thin strips off and cooked them. He also had a bottle of wine and his dog sitting next to him. He was very funny and let us take photos. The food smelt fantastic. He was adding spices to it as he cooked it and sharing bits with the dog. He must have been the owner of the restaurant bar and he sent plates of prawn crackers ...
... Don't want to go into too much detail, but seriously, when confronted with the pervasive squat and floors awash with urine and bins overflowing with used loo paper....Sheweena is the stand-up/out solution! And if you survive the toilets then you have to take your life in your own hands and get into a car. You certainly don't need to be asked twice to put your seatbelt on! We swerved, squeezed, braked and honked our way from one side of town to the other . ...
... the opportunity to pray the four corners (N/E/S/W) and yet again the resonance with Wiccan came through in that you bow three times (for me it was Maiden, Mother, Crone) who were honoured first!
Managed to take photos of the Manadarin for hot chocolate and a vegetarian soup so hopefully i can use it on Gansu!!!
As we letf the Temple we watched these cool older folk playing with what looked like a cross between a hakisack and a shuttle ...
... way and was still pursuing Dan, saying “You still need tea-towel, you buy now?” clearly the idea of tipping is yet to make it to China. She finally gave up as we moved away from her natural hunting habitat of the wall, and walked the half an hour route back, with cramping calf muscles and shaking thighs. Just above the visitors centre there was a very nice viewing pagoda where we stopped to finish the last of our water and have a photo. As we sat there drenched ...
... met us and we had a great time together.
In between all of that, Leslie has snapped some beautiful sunrise pictures from our apartment. They are beautiful and I can't tell you how lucky I feel to see this view everyday when I wake up!
The other news is that my mom is coming to visit at the end of September! YE-AH! We have a nice vacay planned and set and we can't wait!
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