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Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... seeing some of the sights, and certainly the size, of the city.
Late morning we went for a wander to Zhongcunzhen, the little village across the road from me, and had a walk in the sunshine and warmth before getting lunch at a random restaurant. The young lad who might have been our waiter, stood and watched Carol & Don eat their meal - occasionally he would do something, like take the plate of ...
Today was relatively clear so I decided to go up the Canton Tower and look at the view.
There are all sorts of different options, including a ride around the outside of the tower in small cars on a track - not for the faint -hearted! I left that excitement for now, and stuck to the simple observation deck ticket.
On the ground floor there are about 6 different tables with various models of the city - they are very big on models in China it seems. They ...
... years ago.
Even though it was dark when we arrived, you could see that it was cleaner than the normal city area, and there was hardly any traffic so everyone was walking on the roads. The air actually smelt fresher too!
We went to a food court area and I had told them that I was game to try pretty much anything, so they went off and got dinner.
The food was delicious, and the biggest surprise was the warm, purple drink - it was pureed kumera! They were a bit ...
... and girls.
Last night though, Shirley arrived really early, so when she said her name was Deborah, I went and sat in her chair, and said, Hello, teacher! That started her in a big way - when her friend Andrea came in, they both sat in chairs at the front, and arranged all the flashcards word side up (more on that later). As the rest of the class came in, I stayed in the student chair which they thought was funny. One boy accidentally said ni hau to ...
... poverty. There will be many tear and broken hearts. I might not be used to this kind of life at first. It may bring discomfort. However, this trip allows me to go through a different life that I have never had, but many children in my country are going through. I will appreciate the life I now have and determine to work hard to fight for the children who are not as lucky as I am.
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