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Travel Blogs from Jiujiang
... got there we got straight through the barriers and we had to come up with some story that we were checking out the style of kung fu to determine whether we wanted to learn it or not. We ended up in a monks house within the temple whilst he gave us a private show of all the basics and how to mediate. It was pretty cool. The idea was to sneak off and explore the rest of the temple, however, the plan fell through when they checked tickets to enter all the seperate temples. ...
... a city of huge modern skyscrapers, it remains huge in scale. To an army of would-be invaders 700 years ago, it would have seemed utterly unstoppable. It is however, a ***** to climb up. The steps are made intentionally uneven. So you get exhausted really really quickly. I can see why they say you are a hero if you climb it. It was however a really singular expereince. Truly ...
... mode and just taking things as they come, but I don't think so. I think it's more that the Chinese are just better at big crowds. Things get up close and personal, but unlike an American crowd, I've encountered almost no expressions of frustration. If anything, a crowd is just a way of improving your chances of surviving a street crossing.
Today is the Great Wall.
... flaky internet allows.
Lunch was decent, though unusual traffic to the place made it take longer to get there. Thanks Joe Biden.
After lunch we went to a tea tasting. This was half a traditional tea tasting event, with a discussion of the history and tradition of tea drinking, and half a live infomercial. Wonderful tea though.
Next was the temple of heaven. This is inside a huge public park. It is a very ...
... encountered. Reminds me a lot of those numbing plants that Nikki gave me once. Sundeep, another INTO China student, aptly says "tastes electric."
Collapsed in my decadent capitalist bed not long after. Absurdly comfortable.
On Jet Lag:
Not pleasant last night. However, this morning, I woke up very well rested at 6:15 am, worried that I'd slept late. Very nice to be a morning person for once.