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In the morning, Howard thankfully had to go to work. He made us breakfast of tea and toast, and then Amy and I played with the dog until he got back.
I was completely exhausted by this man. At one point we were talking about my parents and he asked if I lived at home with them whenever I went back to Canada. I said yes and then he followed that up with "So you're not ready to cut the umbilical cord yet, eh???"
What the actual.... I was ...
... a lady, not a man.
He replied thusly: "You mean my wife? She's no lady!"
Ummm.... Ok then....
He was a friendly New Zealander who had quite a mean streak when talking to and about Amy's cute teddy bear dog. I was more than a little horrified at the language he would throw around, actually.
I was also taken aback by the way he was constantly referring to his wife in a sexual way, and telling me how her beautiful ...
We left Pingyao after lunch and got back on the motorway. We didn't have any luck finding a rest area for the night so took an exit to a little village. The toll station at the exit weren't happy that Skippy hadn't been given a toll card at the last station as they considered it a truck. We had no problems as they considered us a car. Eventually it was sorted out and ...
... It makes me think, if I would of acted purely on emotion, we probably would have been back home right now!!!
Looking back I have never been more proud of myself for seeing something through. Those cheesy inspirational quotes are right: "If 'Plan A' doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Stay cool!"
12 weeks and 5 days later, I am filled with joy knowing I stuck to it. I asked for help and ...
... the weather, we slowly walked passed every stall, stopping for things we were interested in and of course to take pictures with locals. The mild form of celebrity based on my skin color is something I don't think I will ever get used to. It was a much needed, fun night out!
Ben met up with us after his late part-time class and we all finished up at the night market and headed to this fancy bar. Foreigners got their ...