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... were buried in separate pits about a mile from the tomb of the emperor. In a separate pit were beautiful bronze horses with charriots After his death, the peasants who hated this emperor for all the work he had forced upon them to ensure his personal afterlife - smashed these figures into many pieces! Eventually - these pits were discovered, and Chinese archeologists have been working constantly to piece these figures ...
Hello again faithful readers of my blog,
This past week I caught a cold, so most of the time I stayed at home and rested to get rid of the cough and fever, but on some sunny days I did manage to get out and enjoy the weather. On Wednesday, I went to the Yinzhou Park, which is near my apartment. It reminded me a little bit of Central Park in New York City, because if you look around, you see skyscrapers everywhere, but the park itself is very beautiful and ...
... day, really warm and sunny.
We got back and had a lovely evening with Silvie at home as she had cooked a lovely Morroccan curry and couscous.
Very relaxing weekend!
We are both in Ningbo for the rest of the week visiting all three of our centres.
Will and I got the 11am train from Nanjing to come down to Ningbo to stay with Silvie, the CP of Ningbo Xiaoshi IB School. We spent a lovely afternoon having lunch at Pizza Pino by the river, and then walking along the river to have a cocktail at the Marriott Hotel.
In the evening we went to a restaurant and wine bar to meet up with Aly and Zephyr (Silvie's lovely art and English ...
... Chinese friends, Barry, who has been really great for showing me some true Chinese experiences. For example, one night, Patrick, Eric, Barry and his friend and I all went to a restaurant that serves a wide variety of typical Chinese food. The tastes went from spicy, to salty, to sweet and sour, and we ate a whole fish (complete with the eyes and tail), frog meat, shrimp, bamboo, and a lot of rice. My favourite dish was by far the spicy frog meat.
The next weekend ...