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... make a short clip to summarize the day. I am currently in Nantong, a very lovely city and have made a short clip that will be online shortly.
For those of you who haven't already gone to check this out, the link is at: www.youtube.com/user/redheadabroad/vide os
But don't worry, I will still be writing my blogs here as well, not totally abandoning ship! It's just easier for me to bring ...
Being in Hai’an, a welcome dinner party is held almost every night. Lots of toasting, LOTS. Always white rice wine. The first night was at a very grand restaurant. Every restaurant we've been to we had a private room. It's like a hotel transformed restaurant.
The dishes kept piling on.
On our way back to Nanjing we stopped by Yangzhou to visit a family friend and also where Young Chow fried rice ...
We took a 3 hour train ride from Nanjing.
The train station that we departed from was packed very warm. No room to sit while we lined up to board the train.
It was an uncomfortable ride as attendants sold $1 leather belts that would not snap no matter how much you twist and bend it; rare gold coins that cannot be found outside of China; also a magic micro fiber towel that absorbs better than the Sham Wow that Michelle's mom wanted to buy but ...
... been exploring the streets of Suzhou when I have free time. The main streets are becoming familiar to me, so I find adventure in the narrower alleys and roads that may not look or smell as nice but are more unpredictable. It's especially nice at night when the air is cool and the lights reflect off of the canals. On a different topic, I know some people are curious about the one-child policy in China so I'll write a little bit about it here. In order to curb the ...
... Chinese, because it makes everything sound like the second tone. Our teacher was getting a little frustrated and she finally burst out saying, "why are you all changing the sound to a rising tone!" In Chinese, they don't raise the inflection when asking a question, they just add the word "ma" at the end, so everything sounds like a statement to us. Friday after class we had a "field trip" to a different branch of the campus, so we all piled on ...
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