Pu Quan Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Tai = too/biggest/greatest/highest
Shan = mountain
TaiShan is actually not the highest mountain in China, probably not even close, around 1.5km above sea level. It's the perfect hike for a day hike, only 4 hours from base to summit. I took the central route both ways, so every step was paved and every 10 minutes you see rows of hawkers selling everything imaginable, including small ...
... and when I mentioned that I wanted to buy jade for my student's mothers and my family she got on her phone and called a friend who owned a Jade Shop! Guanxi or connections is what the Chinese refer to these relationships. In the U.S. we also have guanxi, but not as extensive.
She walked me out of the market and about half a mile to her friend's Jade Shop. She let me pick out about 30 pieces that were reasonably priced, drove ...
... when hot water is poured over him. While Auntie cleaned the cups and leaves in preparation, she would dump the unusable water over the toad and make him light up with warmth! As her guests, we were served three kinds of delicious tea; oolong cha (乌龙茶: flower tea), hong cha （红茶: red tea), and pu'er cha (普洱茶: I'm not really sure what this tea really is). As if all that tea ...
... but instead of drinking it the tea must be dumped. Once the leaves have been washed and the cups have been rinsed, you're ready to serve the tea, but you can't just pour the tea straight into the cups. Instead, you must move the teapot in a circular motion as you pour. I have to say that this lesson was hen you yi si (很有意思: very interesting)!
After learning the proper technique of brewing and ...
... enough with zoos, mainly because I've been to so many and I'm a little grown for them. Museums are just boring most of the time, with one exception being the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri. That place was AWESOME!
So anyways, back to my rant about museums and zoos. On Wednesday our small group went to two local Zibo museums; The International Ceramics Museum, and The Ancient War Vehicles Museum. I will admit that the Ancient ...