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... to the Tiger Hill Garden. There was quite a deal of walking here with Billy slotting in a number of stops so we could have a break and he gave us a lot of the history of the area. Lots of photos taken (by and OF us) during the day - Greg's beard and (sexy) moustache are a big hit! There is a pagoda at Tiger Hill Garden that is doing the Leaning Tower of Pisa trick and is Leaning to one side . Our next stop was at the Lingering ...
... at will (regardless of the traffic lights)! Billy is also a very competent English speaker and is very knowledgeable about the areas we are travelling through. There is a lot of construction being carried on - both businesses and accommodation. In some cases this appears to be both (i.e. Sleep where you work). One place Bill pointed out to us was where the government has offered new graduates free rent of business space for two years to get them ...
... garden is happy. (Me especially as I then discover the disabled loo is a western one! ) Travelling most of the day tomorrow by plane, train and boat. Shall be strange to be back briefly in Wuhan where I sweated over my medical missionary research in more ways than one! Suspect wifi will be tricky on the Yangzi, not least due to the steep valley sides. However, hopefully I will not get lost on the boat! Love J and ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
... out, we were led to the silk factory. Even if it was a ploy to sell us silk, it was totally worth it (plus it was air conditioned and inside). We were treated to a lesson in silk making, including differentiating real from fake, which brought us all the way from silkworm cocoons to the silk shirts, nightgowns, sheets, etc. Chad got a snazzy new shirt, real silk of course, to kick off the 40th birthday celebration.
Sebastian slept all the way through the factory and ...