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... seeds - as essential train fodder here as they are in Spain and Russia apparently - to practising his English. We launch into a version of Hangman and a 'guess the flag' game. Later he sets me indecipherable maths problems with increasing frustration at my apparent ineptitude. Once or twice he reaches out and idly strokes the hair on my arms or beard, as if to check it is actually real. After several consecutive early mornings, we attempt to sleep as the evening stretches on ...
... to go and see the pandas!
We went back to the hotel and basically passed out on the beds - it was so nice to lie flat! I say flat, both Bekah and I used our rucksacks as foot rests to try and reduce the swelling in our feet. It was actually remarkably comfortable, and whilst it didn't work completely, our feet were so much better!
I am so glad that we did the organised trip through the hotel to go and see the pandas, whilst we knew that we had to get ...
... of money to actually buy anything meant we moved on again pretty quickly! We headed back to the hostel for a beer and then back out again to the train station to pre book tickets for tomorrow's trip to Mount Qincheng as with it being the Chinese National holiday we knew they would be busy! On arrival the train station was packed out completely with each of the 36 tickets booths being filled with a least 30 people each waiting to buy. Unfortunately, after queuing ...
... other classes, but they take advantage of their foreign teachers.
I tried teaching five words this week: annoying, envious, furious, horrible, and wonderful. I have pretty much lost my voice from talking so loud. I tried everything and put my all into teaching them these words, and I don't think they know any of them. I don't know what I should do. I am in shock with the behavior of the students. I think the school considers me a babysitter ...
After landing in Chengdu Monday and an extremely full week, we went to the Gigantic Buddha or Big Buddha (my abbreviation "BB"). It is truly an experience beyond comparison. The closest thing would be seeing Mt. Rushmore in North Dakota. This Buddha was carved into the side of a mountain. It is HUGE!! You can climb to the top to see the Buddha, then walk down an extremely steep staircase carved in the side of the mt, ...