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This evening's concert was most definitely the musical highlight of the tour. The Opera House as you will have seen in yesterday's post was beautiful and worthy of its significant reputation. The audiences here are clearly knowledgeable and responded in an unfailingly positive way to our programme.
The acoustic in the Opera House is the most live that the band has played in, so much so that we had to move out of ...
... that of New Zealand. It's great to be in the heart of a truly international mega-city.
This morning was a 6:00am checkout followed by breakfast and a short bus trip to the train station to board the Bullet Train for the 828km trip to Guangzhou. At just over 3 hours – it really is the ultimate way to travel. The trains used to run at a standard top speed of 350km/h but in 2011 this was reduced to 300km/h as the result of safety concerns on ...
... ve been surprised. Starting with school food, I’m fortunate in
as much the free meals at school saves my wallet the pains of dining out. Whereas
the food itself, is in fact edible served with lots of vegetables and rice. The
caveat however usually has to do with the meat. In a ratio of say 4:1, the meal
is fine and I’ll eat everything. But that one time when there is a surprise, you
end up just shaking your head. For example, last Wednesday ...
... how to play China’s national sport, dice. I haven't the skill, but watching others gamble what sums of money they did have was entertaining enough. Another note, aside from the stray cats everywhere, I could not believe how cheap the beer was. For about 10 liters of beer, I think the total tab cam to 100 RMB, so about $15 USD. Certainly an investment worth having a long position.
I thought I’d write a segment about the food because ...
... but it’s hard to pass on free food when you’re only making $1000 a month.
In addition, I’ve been fortunate to meet some of my Chinese peers at school and play a little basketball with them. Very nice guys, and one of the evenings they invited me to dinner for some of the best fish I’ve ever had. In addition to sport, I’m unsure how this rumor started, but I’ve been touted as some sort of expert Soccer Trainer here at school. I’ve since ...