Shanhu Grand Hotel
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... On Fri I didn't have to be at school until the evening, so we went in and had a look round the Chen Clan Academy which really impressed me on my first visit. There was a man doing traditional style painting on special paper, and he was keen for us to have a go, using all his English words to tell us so! He was very friendly, and when we declined his offer he gave us some of the special paper anyway.
... interesting to look at, but I do wish they had some English translations to help me.
I wasn't sure if the elevator ride would have any view out, and discovered that yes, it did - I was last in, so was standing hard up against the doors for the 428 m ascent - pretty impressive, and actually quite nice that it wasn't ALL open the whole way.
After having a wander around, I headed into Lide hoping for brunch. Found myself a decent coffee shop as well ...
... I told them that would had as a soup in NZ, and could easily be the whole meal. It was rather large, and filling, but very good. Not sure why we don't have it as a hot drink, really - would be better for us than coffee?
They told me I need to go back and look around in the daytime - the universities are arranged in 3 circles, and you can hire a bike to go between them as the area is pretty big. Lots of parks, and a big lake in the middle, so I will have a look one day soon.
... but they somehow had figured out the rest!
At that point, I figured I had should probably change roles with them otherwise my boss might see there was no need for me to be there! Next time I want leave, I might suggest that the girls take the class. And man, they were great on discipline - we have monkey that climbs a tree when they are good, and they managed that perfectly too!
Re the flashcards - the vocab last night was food: ...
Guangdong Province is my hometown. Many Chinese major cities locate here, such as Dongguan and Guangzhou. They are on the high rank of the top wealthiest cities in China. However, there are numerous cities rank on the poorest cities in the country also sit in Guangdong. For example, in my home village, people can only find one elementary school. Children have to go in the city for high school for middle school and high school. Copious children are ...
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