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... favorite memories include going to Chinese English classes and playing games and laughing with the Chinese students, and learning calligraphy in our art class. Not only did we learn new songs, I also learned a new instrument. Not everyone can say that! The decision to participate in this program is one of the best I've ever made and I've had so much fun. And hey, you can always tell when you've had a good time when you're sad about leaving.
After two long days in the car we finally made it to Xi'an. We stayed in a small hostel in the middle of the Muslim quarter of the city. Which was very nice, especially because we could have all the nice sweet breads and biscuits fresh form the bakery opposite our hostel. So no fried rice and noodles for breakfast!
The most famous attraction of Xi'an is the Terra Cotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. He was a ...
... effective, to buck the regimen. And even a discussion with the teacher would be a difficult one to explain or discuss.
So while at first, the teacher read some words, or a paragraph, and the kids would repeat, often 8-10 times in a row, having 50 kids repeat it practically shouting with their heavy accent, was actually very difficult for me to follow where they were, and I often dreaded the thought that the teacher would ask me to continue on the next ...
... her mum has asked for a picture of me - she may be checking to see if I'm a suitable travel companion for her daughter, or perhaps she wants to check me out for herself as we aren't far apart in age!
The next day, all 3 of us went for the bike ride on the wall. It was an overcast day and quite breezy, but as soon as we got up on the wall, it got a lot hotter and we managed to catch the sun even through the cover of hazy cloud. The bike ride was great though - the ...
... us a way round the gates. It was cool because it meant we got to walk through the acadamy were kids from five or six come to learn Kung Fu. Some of them live at the academy for a few years learning Kung Fu everyday! So the first day we climbed up one of the mountains around the temple to see the Dharma cave were a monk supposedly spent nine years meditating in front of the wall. Later we got to watch a Kung Fu show. The lads doing it were ...