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... wrote. I plan on writing a couple of blogs to catch up on all that has gone on in the past two weeks but I will start with the most recent adventure since it is the most fresh in my memory!
I decided I desperately wanted to visit my home city before moving there and I was very ready for an escape out of Shanghai for the day. Casey, Sadie, and Lisa all decided to accompany me, especially because they may not get an opportunity to visit in the future when ...
... it was also a far more pleasant experience, and
funnily enough there was a "foreign expo" going on, complete with more tents and a stage with
some eastern Europeanesque dancers and dancing. I bought a slice of cake (like a swiss roll
but not as sweet of course it wasn't,
the Chinese just ...
... beforehand that causes them to reject my application. Weds was a great day, as before going to the visa centre I was able to meet up with the Hangzhou au pairs from my orientation group, 2 of whom I hadn't seen since the day I was picked up by my host family. We met at Wulin Sq and went for a wander around the very high end shopping mall there. Then we got the bus to Lopair (they had mandarin ...
We got an icecream, and I finished the others noodles (typical Arklow woman that I am), so we would have the energy to walk the 40 minute causeway to see some other sites. It was really nice, and there were many beautiful scenic spots along the way.
We had a good meal at a lovely restaurant with a view, which included:
- The all famous beggar's ...
We woke early and from the room and balcony we watched the sun grow stronger in the clear air on the mountains opposite, while a fisherman quietly punted himself about just below the weir. Enjoying the cool morning air, we went down and had breakfast beside the river and were surprised to see punts starting to drift past even at this early hour. It was the Chinese national holiday so I think people were starting early to beat the crowds. Packed and ready by 11am, we realised ...