Longcheng International Hotel
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... things without insulting each other or making some lame sexual innuendo comment at all! Imagine that.
When Howard came back we went out for lunch at the university cafeteria and headed over to the musem. Howard had invited his friend who has a new baby to the museum. They picked us up, but the car was too full for everyone, so I walked with a couple of Chinese students to the museum. It was about a 10 minute walk, nobody needed to be picked ...
... world, where a super rich merchant lived and conducted his business with his family and hundreds of servants.
The film Raise the Red Lantern was shot there, so the whole thing felt oddly familiar and depressing, like the movie. I hadn't seen the movie in a long time, so it was all a very vague sort of familiarity. Strange.
After wandering around in the 150 rooms open to the public, I headed back to town. I bought a creamy melon ...
... ourselves somewhere to park for the night.
It was an old mud and brick village called Dayu. There were still some houses occupied but a lot were empty and in ruins. We found out later that as the elders died and the young people moved away, the town was slowly dying. No different to little places elsewhere, I suppose.
We were quite a novelty, ...
... It makes me think, if I would of acted purely on emotion, we probably would have been back home right now!!!
Looking back I have never been more proud of myself for seeing something through. Those cheesy inspirational quotes are right: "If 'Plan A' doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Stay cool!"
12 weeks and 5 days later, I am filled with joy knowing I stuck to it. I asked for help and ...
... the weather, we slowly walked passed every stall, stopping for things we were interested in and of course to take pictures with locals. The mild form of celebrity based on my skin color is something I don't think I will ever get used to. It was a much needed, fun night out!
Ben met up with us after his late part-time class and we all finished up at the night market and headed to this fancy bar. Foreigners got their ...