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... realized before this trip... and I can't wait to see more of it."
A week before we left I expressed my every action in term of lasts. "Mom this is the LAST TIME I'm going to be eating pasta before I go to CHINA!" Then I would launch into a lengthy vision of where I would be within seven days. Upon seeing Arvin I threw my arms around her and cried tears of joy, I felt like I was seeking an old friend after ten years. Her ...
... 35 m wide thing 1,000 metres to its current position in 1582. The bell sounded at dawn and the drum beat at nightfall, standard practice in Chinese imperial cities it seems. Then we dived into the seething crowds in the Muslim quarter, the videos give you the picture, very souk-like. I imagine it's always a happening place in the evening, but with the impending holiday it was crazy, Chinese pop and Arab/Turkic music blaring, stalls making and selling exotic foods and ...
... were very welcoming and eager to talk with us;every student I spoke to had very good English.
After that, the American students returned for painting class. We painted faces on paper ladles. Once that class finished we had free time until our students came to pick us up. For a while, a few of us played badminton- the school gave us rackets and birdies, and in between ...
So another early start as we wanted to get to the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Soldiers Museum before all the tour groups did and… before it got too hot – it is SOOOO HOT!!!
again we made our own way their by public transport - so much nicer.
at the museum i found this time there was a lot of archaeologists at work – it was really interesting – how exciting to find a new piece and have to record ...
... going to feel like a ghost town when we get home.
Our morning was very quiet. We were all beat from the train ride and anxious to get to the hotel and clean up. For lunch, we ate at a Hot Pot restaurant. We each had our own cooker at our place setting with a pot filled with broth. Once the broth was boiling, you could add whatever suited your tastes. There was an assortment of meats and ...