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Travel Blogs from Jiangdu
Friday June 14th was our last day in Taizhou. We started the day by traveling to a nearby, small city to learn about chinese medicine practices. It was really great that Wei got us out of a city to learn about this, so that we could get away from all of the modern medicine and hustle and bustle. The "pharmacy" that we first went to took you back in time the moment you stepped in. The walls are lined with small drawers filled with different herbal medicines. ...
On our second day in Taizhou, we woke up early and headed out to observe and learn Tai chi from masters of Tai chi. It was such a beautiful way to start the day, watching tai chi along the river, below beautiful traditional architecture towers. At first they made us get up and try to follow along.. we felt pretty ridiculous, and everyone probably got a kick out of us, because we had no idea what we were doing. All of the people that we were learning from ...
... dinner with 8 city officials of Taizhou who helped to design and maintain this large park, along with other areas of the city. Wednesday was a holiday, but they insisted on hosting us that night in order to give us a proper welcome to the city on our first night in Taizhou.
After dinner, we were escorted by our personal guards to a boat dock, where we were taken on a private boat ride throughout ...
... tells me to have her chair, when i really want to stand!
Because of the one child policy in china, people refer to their cousins as their brothers and sisters. So i met so many brothers and sisters! Including Alissa who was amazing! She spoke english and was so excited to meet me! She had so many questions about england and me it was a really fun morning just getting to talk and meet people and make dumplings! Hundreds and hundreds of dumplings. When dinner time came we had ...
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.