Jing'an Peony Plaza
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... laugh at my romantic notions, placing themselves in my place and saying how easy it is to view things that way when I don't have to return there to lay my head down every night. Nonetheless, sitting here, watching the world go by while everyone else is still asleep, I like wrapping myself up in my romantic, sleep blurred notions.
As you might have guessed, I am on a train. I, along with six other people, am headed to Qingdao for a week ...
... The area covered by the grottoes is surprisingly large, and there were lots of 'wow!' moments. The grottoes are a UNESCO world heritage site and were started around 493 and continuously built for 400 years. There are 1300 caves and over 100,000 statues, all carved out of very hard rock. The grottoes are on either side of the Yi River, and it was really nice to see a body of water again!
After walking and ...
... and destroyed over the years with civil unrest and "cultural reform" happening throughout China's history. Many of the heads have been removed and destroyed, and it is apparent that China's deep religious history is something that has seen its troubles. Also disconcerting, is that there didn't seem to be many young people at these sites paying homage and learning of Chinese history -- you could find many more at the Chinese malls as Capitalism takes an ever ...
... as their ice machine had broken down so there was no ice.
We didn't leave until nearly 6 so I had to go straight away and pick up the cake from the cake shop. Cleo and Morgan came with me and carried it back to the coffee shop. I had forgotten the candle so I had to trek up my stairs to get it. I hate forgetting things as I hate the trek up the stairs.
We caught a cab to KTV Agogo. It sounds really good doesn't it. But like everything in China there is something just ...
... to worry as it was getting quite dark by my standards.
After another hair wash the dye came out and the 2nd best hairdresser in Luoyang came to cut my hair. Well, actually all the dye didn't come out as I now have quite dark locks and a Chinese bob. Livia has assured me that it makes me look younger so I will believe what she says and walk around with my head held high.
We stopped off and got a MCDonald's hamburger and fries. I really don't like Macca's burgers I ...