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... like 30 dollars
Australian maybe a bit less. A bit
nervous to climb the mountain it’s meant to be very difficult.
Also today we were told that a replacement for CJ, who quit
a couple of weeks ago would be arriving this weekend. We don’t much know much
about him except that he’s is also with the ImmerQi program, British and is
arriving from Hong Kong. So we will have to wait and see. ...
... that the
kids would find it lame and boring but I’ve found that if you get really into it
they become more invested so it’s worth dancing and making a fool out of
yourself in front of all the students.
Today itself was pretty good, all my afternoon lesson were
cancelled because the students had some sort of year group activity so I went
home did a bit of cleaning and attempted to bake another cake. This time ...
... only pray for… regular noodles. Although
its not considered very “authentic” of me but I generally avoid restaurants
that look very Chinese or that are in small streets because I know that none of
the menu will be written in Chinese, nor will there be anyone who speaks
English however this was not an issue with Adrian’s friend so we head down a
very strange looking street. One side of the street appeared to be lined with
... but in the distant you could see the sad remains of a mountain harvested for its rock; thus why they call this “northern China’s quarry”. Much of the base of several mountains were stripped of the beautiful white rock to be sold as building material, base material, and sidewalk or patio blocks. Many of the Chinese were unhappy that the government did not protect the landscape more.
On the way back to our bus, we could also purchase ...
... readily seen on most maps. I had to really search to find its location. The area is famous for its granite and marble industry. There are granite shops everywhere. Large granite boulders cut from quarries line the road for miles. There are over 2500 granite processors (Internet info). I believe it, they are little shed operations to larger crane run operations. Slabs of marble and granite are everywhere. There are also thousands ...