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... Canada is a cold country?' They asked me about my music tastes, my travels and my opinions about China. Oh and we had discussed animals in class, including the beaver, so one student was wondering if we just admire the beaver or do we eat it. Good question! I said that it is symbolic for Canadians the same way that pandas are symbolic for China. Anyway, I'm having fun with it. I feel like I'm just getting started here, even though the year is ending, so ...
... be able to do that to someone else rather than having it done to them, which I am sure is how they have lived their lives.
As for Maji Shan - despite it being up in the clouds, it was seriously impressive, especially given it was produced way way before scaffolding and cranes! Well worth going and actually, my guess is the rain kept the crowds away, which made for a nice change in China!
So this 2night stop over was purely to see the sacred mountain Maji Shan. It turned out to be the nicest food we've had with some really friendly people and some hilarious moments with the English-Chinese barriers.
Ordering an omelette was hard going, but we managed it. Here is Gem's account;
That night we returned to the same family restaurant as the night before as it was so good. We decided ...
... we were stood on the edge of a cliff on a make shift balcony - at least there was a handrail this time!
The weather today though was horrible, had to get the kags on and everything :-( boooo so we didn't spend as much time looking around the rest of the national park as we probably would have done had the sun been shining!
That afternoon we returned back to the LOVE bar where we ...
Inside of each usually consist of a Buddha or war general surrounded by guardians and consultants. The skin of some of the statues are vibrantly colored. These appear to have been rebuilt very recently.
The older earth-colored and scathed figures are what really attract my eye. The artistic nature is fantastic. I would like to draw and paint some of the pictures of these figures someday.