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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 ...
... time travelling than I have actually in Ningbo but that'll all change soon enough. The following week I went to Korean Barbeque again, which as an all you can eat (and drink) for 64RMB (about £6.50) is always great fun, and it was followed by a long night of KTV with 30 people there - the initial group going for the Korean Barbeque had exploded and the whole evening turned into a massive party. Friday was a lovely hot day and we had another, much more ...