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After another, slightly less comfortable, train ride south west from Beijing, we arrive in Xian. Less comfortable, because the train was very full, and became uncomfortably warm. There was a brief attempt to turn on air conditioning but that was short-lived. We were greeted by a guide named Eddy who I had not met before. His English was quite good and he seemed quite confident and comfortable with us. We learned that he had been to the USA several times leading Chinese ...
... town's water wheel, how it worked and what it was used for. I was also able to trade many herbs with my silk. My grandma will be very happy when she sees what I have gotten her.
It finally became the time when I could stay no longer, and I was desperate to have more time that I could spend with Liny.
As we were walking down the path to collect my stuff for my voyage out, I suddenly blurted out, "LinywillyoucomewithmeonmytriptoHami?"< br> Liny ...
... seeing the warriors, and in Shanghai seeing just the beautiful city that it is. Then we spent our last few days in Suzhou. I am going to miss Suzhou sometimes, it is my small town in China of 13 million. I had a good time in China, and Suzhou will always be in my heart.
Have to go and get ready for my flight. The next time you hear from me I will be in Canada. That is something I didn't think I would still be staying for a bit.
... On the way back, we drove past the Olympic games stadiums built for the 2008 games. These were pretty amazing and we are going back on Tuesday to walk around inside them.
Then we went to a silk factory and they explained and showed us how they make the silk from the silkworm's cocoon.. Was very interesting! One silkworm makes a 1600 metre long thread of silk - thats insane!! So were the prices of the clothing they wanted us to buy so ditched that idea.
... stylish and walk through the puddles in their fashion shoes.
We were running late because of the wedding party, so the planned visit to cliff sculptures was postponed till tomorrow, and an impromptu visit to a small factory was organised instead. The factory used to make weapons for the military but in more peaceful times had diversified into knives of all sorts. Swords, cleavers, carving knives, manicure sets etc. We were given ...