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... the hell out of it. It took five months, but I am finally back.
This past weekend was the Fourth of July, and despite being in China, I managed to celebrate the holiday with a bunch of friends. We had a potluck, drank bee, and barbequed. Good times were had all around. In keeping with tradition, I managed to track down fireworks and firecrackers. That was when the real fun began. I should preface by saying that if there ...
... offered their prayers outside of the temple. It was interesting to see how a different religion than my own offers prayer and sacrifice to their god.
After walking around, seeing various monks, the monk burial lands, and the sheer beauty of the nature in the area, the group returned to the entrance to view a martial arts show, put on by the monks from ten temple. What a sight. The students ...
... we have begun to draw the attention of the other people in the square. Most of them are glancing over and smiling, while some others are openly laughing. A few brave souls have drifted closer to catch the show. it is at this point that the woman begins to feel Chris's chest. I see a swift movement, and look over just in time to see her draw her arm back and smack Chris on the chest as hard as she can. She then proceeds to smack the other side of his ...
... tour ends.
Fri night saw Dave & Kirsten arrive so it was off to plan the weekend activities. Thanks to schedule changes I have Sat & Sun off, which works perfectly for their visit.
Today we have visited the Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang, which is 1 1/2 hr ride into Henan province on the bullet train. We got up to a maximum speed of 303 km/h, though most of the time it was in the 270-290's.
Had a lovely day yesterday with Sally, we went to the Chariot Pits which, eleven years ago, were accidentally discovered when builders were excavating. They discovered several chariots, together with the bones of horses used to pull them along. The exhibition remains in the pit where they were discovered and outside is a statue showing what one would have looked like in motion. They also discovered many dings (cooking ...
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