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Travel Blogs from Yangzhou
... on their faces. Wei told us that many of them had probably never seen young Americans before, so we made their day just by being there.
We then visited a Doctors office, where we met with a 73 year old doctor who is still practicing chinese medicine. He gave us a brief description of how chinese medicine works. I was amazed how just by feeling a pulse with 3 fingers, and using different combinations of pressure, he could tell you just about ...
On our second day in Taizhou, we woke up early and headed out to observe and learn Tai chi from masters of Tai chi. It was such a beautiful way to start the day, watching tai chi along the river, below beautiful traditional architecture towers. At first they made us get up and try to follow along.. we felt pretty ridiculous, and everyone probably got a kick out of us, because we had no idea what we were doing. All of the people that we were learning from ...
... we went to an area of the city that our professor Wei helped to design and develop in 2008. Because of this, Wei knows a lot of people in the city, and everyone knows him. We visited a museum that Wei himself designed, which was really special both to us and him. The small museum not only teaches feng shui principle, but also demonstrates it within the construction of the building. Unfortunately, the ...
... in flat like accommodation. It was mostly families and then there was an old person building, but it was not a care home!
We took the lift (thank god!) to the 11th floor and then we were greeted by a crowd of people who were all related to shuya in some way and had come to have dinner with us! Now i quickly learnt that people in china are either insisting that i eat something or i sit down and preferably both! You soon learn not to decline! But its awkward when an old lady gets ...
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.