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Will and I attended a Theory of Knowledge workshop run by Leigh Smith at Nanjing Foreign Language School,with delegates from NFLS, Changchun, Shanghai, Wuxi No 1, and Ningbo Xaoshi IB Centres. We had a great night out with the guys from Ningbo Xaoshi, Mark, Zephyr and Ally and John Humphreys from Changchun.
... and walked up the 592 steps to the top. We then went to the Ming tombs and walked down the Sacred Path seeing the famous stone statues.
We rounded off a perfect day by walking across the road to the Sofitel and having cocktails and a buffet meal (not terribly impressive, but an experience nevertheless!)
... can actually go up inside the pagoda via a spiral staircase to the top. The views were stunning.
We then walked back down the paths through the forest and river with a little stone bridge to a Ming tomb, and then onto the temple, which was beautiful.
Another really lovely day discovering magical China!
... temple grounds were much bigger than we had anticipated and there were beautiful woodland walks and buddhas carved into the rocks. It is supposed to have been the site where an original buddha relic was found and the rocks were split in two.
It was full of Chinese tourists so is obviously a well known Chinese treasure, but we were the only foreigners there. A really lovely, tranquil special day!
... kind of baffled her.
I explained that I thought she was an Overseas Chinese which made her laugh and as we walked I found out that she had been lecturing in Sweden for many years and I also asked her if I smelt which made her laugh. Her answer was that I looked like I had been on a long bus or train journey…yeup, thirteen ...