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... Currently on the plane to Xian. A perfect time for blogging! :-). It's now 1:30 in the afternoon.
Took a short bus ride to the Hutongs . . . You drive along the Main Street, turn a sharp corner, and there you are - on a narrow, tree-lined lane with small houses on both sides . . Bicycles, cars, pots of tomatoes, all kinds of extraneous stuff lining the sides of the lane . . All kinds of smells in every direction. Because it's so hot right now, the smells ...
We went to Thousand-Buddha Hill (Qianfoshan) today. Many steps to climb to see several temples, including the huge Xingguochan Temple, the beautiful Maitreya Buddha and the lying Buddha with a Swastika on his chest, and a cave of 130 buddha statues.
We later found out that there is also Thousand Buddha Cliff which is a different place, 35 km away from Jinan with more Buddhas carved along a 35m wall.
We then went to Yinhuchi Jie (Muslim Food Street).
... but cleared a little bit while we were there.
We came down and visited the Dai Temple, which was built in the design of the Forbidden City.
We then went to the Muslim area of Jinan about 6pm and had a lovely meal in a Muslim restaurant, followed by a wander down a Muslim Food Street with open air cafes and a lively atmosphere. I bought a red Chinese jacket for 220yuan from some lovely ladies in a little shop.
4:00am starts make for tough days. We all eventually arrived in Dezhou after being split into two groups, taking 2 flights and 2 busses to our next hotel. The flight was only an hour and the coach just under 2 but by the time we had checked in to the hotel and headed down for lunch we had already been up for 10 hours. There isn't really anything (shopping wise) close to the hotel and the hotel restaurant is certainly the only eatery. ...
... look than the 20 minute speed-date back in Shanghai.
It wasn't compulsory by the way, and a few Australian Solar Council (ASC) delegates actually did go to the Great Wall. But for me, the allure of seeing more of this companies products, displayed in what could be something that approached an Eco-City... Well - I had to go!
...So it was another work day. But seriously, I can't even begin to treat opportunities like this as "work".