Orange Town Hotel
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... carved out of a crevice! Finally, we got to
the top and there in front of us was the BIGGEST, GOLDEST BUDDHA IN THE
WORLD!!!! In every little nook and cranny were small Buddha statues. The cave
was all lit with candles and it just sparkled. I said a Buddha prayer – my new
mantra (or old on revised) Health – Happiness – Here! You might think I am
exaggerating, but Brian was totally impressed and he has been to China like a
... and we have to walk up a long wide street that appears to be for pedestrians only...but is not! And, FYI, many motor vehicles do not have lights, just saying. Anytime you get into the street in China you literally take you life in your hands, and the sidewalk is not a sideline! Anyway we see up ahead pinpoint laser light playing off the side of the mountains and the guide keeps saying, 'This is the light shoe!' We were just speechless and plodded along behind ...
For Mid-Autumn Festival, I traveled with Huang Qian and her bargain-savvy friend, Xuxue, to Yandangshan, a mountainous area near Shanghai. This region is full of fabulous natural sites that you, too, can see for the small price of 50 kuai per location! We were particularly excited to see the ...
... short of naming our new animal friends. Kaoquanyang means “roasted whole lamb”. After living in China for a certain period of time, you develop somewhat of a steel stomach. At least, I thought so until a recent misadventure in Thailand...The point is that by the time we got our plastic gloves on and our kaoquanyang was on the table, we were ready to dig in!
The medical college was nice enough to set up a trip to Yandang Mountain for all of us American students. Three of the Chinese students came with us too. The mountain is about an hour or so outside of Wenzhou and is a UNESCO site, so I really excited to see it after being ...
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