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Travel Blogs from Dongguan
Today was relatively clear so I decided to go up the Canton Tower and look at the view.
There are all sorts of different options, including a ride around the outside of the tower in small cars on a track - not for the faint -hearted! I left that excitement for now, and stuck to the simple observation deck ticket.
On the ground floor there are about 6 different tables with various models of the city - they are very big on models in China it seems. They ...
... years ago.
Even though it was dark when we arrived, you could see that it was cleaner than the normal city area, and there was hardly any traffic so everyone was walking on the roads. The air actually smelt fresher too!
We went to a food court area and I had told them that I was game to try pretty much anything, so they went off and got dinner.
The food was delicious, and the biggest surprise was the warm, purple drink - it was pureed kumera! They were a bit ...
... cake, candy, bread, pizza, burger, chicken, ice cream. The foods, of course, are familiar, but not all the English words, especially chicken, bread, noodles, rice. (They all know pizza, cake, burger) Last night was only the second time they have been introduced to the vocab, and they can't read yet, so being able to recognise the word alone was pretty impressive. The ones who struggled a bit were helped by the others, so no one was left out of the game.
... out. They would use the wooden pencil till the last inch because they do not want to waste any of it.
Volunteering there, I might encounter other volunteers there, and I would work with them to help these children. I would bring books and school supplies for these children. Because of the constant lack of parental care, the children fell insecure. I would stay with them for a month or two and take care of them like they are my younger sisters ...
It's Monday morning and we have now had a full-scale storm going for 24 hrs - lightning, thunder, rain, the works!
For the last 3 nights I have been woken in the night by thunder that sounds like its just overhead, and usually the thunder stops after a few minutes while the lightning keeps going. This morning, there was a huge clap of thunder just before 7 am, and its still rattling around the place.
As you know, the weekend is the busiest teaching time, so we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center