Mingzhu Jiating Hotel
Travel Blogs from Taining County
... in Shaolin that day.
Breakfast is always porridge. The cook often makes eggs too. I hate both, so I buy fruit at the markets in Xin Qiao.
We usually roughly do something different in Shaolin lessons every day:
Mondays - general
Tuesdays - acrobatics
Wednesdays - Sanda (fighting)
Thursdays - Forms
Fridays - Long run and Shaolin stretching
In acrobatics we do rolls and flips ...
... area, avoiding the main streets as I do. I bought a bunch of queer looking pastries in the local market, some fresh fruits and interesting spices. Dinner I had at the school's translator's house, delicious local food cooked by her mom (who didn't stop apologizing for not having made more dishes and urging me to eat everything)
Anyway, pictures will do it much more justice than more ...
... or chat with the cute translator. Training became boring and pointless (a couple of hours spent doing one kick over and over again..??), and everyone quickly lost interest and motivation.
Within the first week following the return of our master, the number of people participating in the Shaolin group lessons decreased dramatically. Everyone seemed to be getting injured a lot more often - mostly pulled muscles, strains, shin splints or just sore knees and ankles. ...
... name Heping is made up of two Chinese characters which mean 'Rice Plain'.
The village of Heping dates well beyond the town.
Moss covered cobblestone alleyways allow you to zigg zagg your way around the village and ...
... about China's One Child only policy? It was introduced 30 years ago, so did not apply to her parents, she answered. The central government is now slightly relaxing the policy because of the unbalanced population build up wit fewer young people having to care for more older Chinese. Marrying couples who are from a one-child family are allowed two babies now. She answered a lot of our first series of questions.