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Travel Blogs from Xinbei
... Everyone else’s eyeballs
still rolling around in the sockets
lazy, still contemplating wallpaper. And
The first one in dreams, the first one
intoxicated. All those pixels around you
still pretending to be people. What you
want is to write them all down. Hold
them each still until you paint the ...
... the heat anymore (even with AC breaks in some of the buildings).
Our next stop was to Ximen station. There is a market just outside the station and we walked around. It was still quite hot outside so we went to eat iced desserts. The place was pretty packed, but the dessert was quite nice. It was the perfect afternoon snack for a blistering hot day!
We walked around some more and were shown a ...
... our first drop out today! A Kiwi who decided it wasn't the right fit for him so left for home. A highlight of training though was definitely when myself and the Irish lad on our course managed to convince a poor unsuspecting American lad that Leprechauns were actually real...much to general hilarity!
Thursday was assessed demo day, so once we got that out the way the trainers took it easy on us and we had a much more relaxed day. Previously, I'd been told to start bringing my ...
... our tickets. I asked him if there were any seats available, and he advised us to look in car 3 or 4 as there were some empty ones. If we see an empy one, we can sit there! So...of course, when he told me this (in Chinese) there were about 3 other people without seats that heard...so the race was on!! Good thing I was in the lead! haha. We managed to find a couple seats, not together, but only two rows apart! We were just happy to have a seat!! I sat beside a wise old man (70 years ...
... where swallows nest in the holes. I did manage to see 2 very quickly, but for the most part you dont get to "see" any birds whatsoever. The sign said that the holes against the gorge is possibly from water that used to come out millions of years ago and as the river eroded the river bed, it made the gorge. Considering it's marble, it must have been millions of years ago! We tried again for the Tunnel of Nine Turns, but it ...