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Our day in the mountain park was too exciting to only upload 5 pictures! Here are some more for you all to check out. Hope you are have a fabulous summer and we will see you guys so soon :)
Emm and Gabs ...
... for a big meeting and was accompanied by six of his colleagues who took it in turns, holding a glass of Maoti (54% proof) to us and saying "welcome." We then reciprocated.
But I had learnt from past experience to just take a dididgou (tiny) sip. Potent stuff.
Charlie kept giving me hugs and saying he was so happy.
At the end of the night after I gave my usual very brief and emotional speech, Charlie put ...
... Zhang YiFei for a day. She was our second translator during our time here and she continues to teach English at the University.
We will also catch up with FuQihong who was our first contact here and who now is in charge of the foreign affairs section!
We then wandered along our well trodden path to where we had lived.
The small river than ran through the college and provided a ...
... out of the 1930's.
The lines to the flight kept changing and we kept moving with no idea whether it was correct or not.
Eventually the gate opened, the plane was sitting on the tarmac and everyone began running.
I turned to Pat and said, "You 'd think they had never been on a plane before. You just walk up and take your allocated seat."
As you probably can guess I was the dopey person because it was first in best seats ...
... and bowing down to a towering gold Buddha (which Em and I got in trouble for taking pictures in front of oops!). Outside of the temples were ponds filled with bright coy fish and turtles that swam around the foot of another giant gold statue of a religious figure.
Seeing these things were great but Emma and I came to see monkeys!! We had heard that wild monkeys roamed to park but had not seen any yet and were starting to doubt ...