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... into some typical old alleyways, away from the busy streets filled with tourists. The main attractions, however, were the Yùyuán gardens and bazaar. The bazaar consists of a series of (restored) traditional Chinese buildings where little shops sell antiques, clothing and souvenirs and you find traditional tea houses upstairs. The whole area was very hectic and filled with people fighting for the best photo-spot.
When I walked into the gardens, it felt like a huge ...
... On our way to the silk factory, we went through the Bind area (actually we were staying at the Wyndham Bund), which is the area granted as concessions to Britain and then France after the Opium wars, which has early 1920s British architecture, right along the waterfront. Somehow escaped bombing of several wars. The silk factory was interesting, because the process they use here is somewhat different that what we saw in Vietnam. Here the silk from ...
... mothers would do for their single sons/daughters, alright maybe i am thinking too much
... made our way to the subway. We caught the train and then Matt changed us to the fast train to the airport. We farewelled him and boarded the Bullet Train and headed to the airport nonstop at 301km/hr! It's magnetic so no bumps from the tracks. We made the airport with heaps of time to spare, processed our bags and chilled out until we left at 3.20pm. Our trip was over. We had a pretty good flight home, where we were met at the airport by Nicola who took us back to Te Kowhai and ...
... to do it. Scott's "co-workers" (who are pretty odd fellows) warned him to never try to exchange money, the bank people wouldn't ever do it. HAHAHA I'm awesome.
After the bank, I took Ashley to buy a phone and SIM card. She chose a cheap phone similar to mine, and in the end we were both happy she chose this version. One of the other new teachers got a more expensive phone but it doesn't do anything more than what our cheap ones do. Yikes... At the phone store, a ...