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... how different it was.
Walking through, I was getting stared at. I mean, more than the usual stares (wealthy white person with a big camera). I finally realized it was because of how I was dressed. It was about 50 degrees out (F), I had shorts and a light spring jacket on over a tshirt. The villagers were wearing parkas and bundled up in blankets. It was shocking to them to see someone wearing shorts.
When we got towards ...
... with a huge bronze incense burner and stands where the candles are lit. The mounds of wax underneath are testament to how many candles have burned in this place. But the whole atmosphere is spoiled by the rubbish everywhere such as the wrapping paper of the incense.
There were three small temples and each one was pretty grotty and dusty and obviously not meant to be on show as a tourist attraction. A couple of local women left an offering at ...
... bus 3 and 1. We took some photos and were then ushered inside. The students were treated to some traditional Chinese cultural activities in 4 separate classrooms and could move between all of them. There was calligraphy, picking up marbles with chop sticks, pick up sticks, traditional loose sleeve dancing, stencilling and Chinese warrior mask painting. All with the assistance of the Chinese students. After this we had our first concert. This was very interesting. I am not ...
June 30, 2013 Shanghai Botanical Garden My last afternoon in Shanghai until September and since it was a sunny, hot day we thought we would investigate the Shanghai Botanical Gardens. I have said it before, and again this bears repeating-Shanghai is a city of contrasts. From high end shopping to bare bones poverty, from ultra- modern city to old world charm, and today, from concrete jungle and pollution to ...
... shortbread and cookie dough had a child, this would be it. Before we
left they served us supper too, which were dumpling-like stuffed buns, that
were doughy and bready and stuffed with pork and veggies. Mmmm.
I may or may not have fallen asleep on the way home. It was a full day, but somehow managed to not feel rushed. I am so grateful for the chance to see another side of this incredibly diverse country; especially a side of it that so many real people live each day.