Nanjing Jinhang Hotel
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This is a small hillock in the south of Nanjing where legend has it that an young monk named Yunguang started preaching and raindrops fell from the heavens and rested as agate stones on the ground.
It later became an execution ground for the Nationalists when Nanjing became their capital in 1927 and it is alleged that 100,000 communists, intellectuals and peasants were murdered here by the Kuomintang.
... after tea, filled them up in the water features and soaked each other (in the shopping plaza). Locals were keen to take photos so Emma got the confidence to charge them. She made 11 Yuan. Buying towels for the kids cost more than dinner, but they had a ball!
So, today was my last day of freedom for a while. We visited the international medical centre so it isn’t foreign for the kids when they are sick. We met the ...
... ice skating! This was in a local shopping plaza. Lots of fun, and the twins first time on ice. I can’t believe we were skating in t-shirts!
Thursday was my last Chinese lesson before summer hols. My teacher gave me a gift – a stone seal stamp with my name carved into the base. I’m not sure of his intention; perhaps he wants to retain my business when I return? Anyway – it was a lovely gift.
Today was ...
... around the supermarket and then went to the night market for dinner. Back at the hotel we sat in Shashank and Thomas' room to have our food and also some curry which Shashank had brought in case he didn't like the food here! It was very tasty but we discovered afterwards that it is extremely unhealthy; we're talking 50 to 90% of your daily saturated fat per half portion! I'm sure we will sweat it out ...
... we hit the 3-month mark. The night before, I did not sleep well as I was worried about booking flights for xmas (internet difficulty, increasing costs, dates, airlines etc) and using a new driver. Zhang had a death in the family and needed a few days off work. The replacement driver did not speak a word of English. He took me to school Wednesday, but was nowhere to be seen when I came out. Later in the day, I asked him if he could speak English. He replied ...