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Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... for dinner at a place with amusing translations of their dishes - and good food!
It was a busy arrival day, and after our early start we were all ready for an early night.
On Thu I had morning and evening classes (now that summer school is in session) and Carol & Don were left to amuse themselves. They managed to get into the city and back again without getting lost - always a good result! ...
... I told them that would had as a soup in NZ, and could easily be the whole meal. It was rather large, and filling, but very good. Not sure why we don't have it as a hot drink, really - would be better for us than coffee?
They told me I need to go back and look around in the daytime - the universities are arranged in 3 circles, and you can hire a bike to go between them as the area is pretty big. Lots of parks, and a big lake in the middle, so I will have a look one day soon.
I have about 7 classes of Small Stars every week, ranging from the absolute beginners up. They are (usually!) a lot of fun, but sometimes they can be very irritating, as with any kids!
In 1 class we are doing a unit called 'Let's take a photo' and the lesson plan said to show them some photos. I didn't have my USB with family photos with me that day, so decided I would take pictures of the kids instead to reinforce the vocabulary.
As you will ...
... out. They would use the wooden pencil till the last inch because they do not want to waste any of it.
Volunteering there, I might encounter other volunteers there, and I would work with them to help these children. I would bring books and school supplies for these children. Because of the constant lack of parental care, the children fell insecure. I would stay with them for a month or two and take care of them like they are my younger sisters ...
... get a custom painting made, although these cost much more. Even if you aren't looking to take home any artwork, just meandering thorough the narrow alleyways, watching the artists paint is incredibly fascinating. Their work might not be original, but their ability to faithfully reproduce almost any piece of artwork is absolutely amazing. And I suppose this is China, where almost everything is counterfeit. Why should Dafen be any ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool