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The next day we went our separate ways. Madelleine and Laura wanted to get closer to Beijing, so they went to Baoding, a bland city (I think) because I had no information about it. So, I went to Yujiacun, a small village entirely constructed of stones, for real. There was even a wonky one built by a guy that wanted to see Beijing from there. Today, Beijing is two hours away by express train. ...
... allowed folks, go see it yourself.
There's also a two faced bronze buddha statue and a revolving library bookcase, for ancient sutras. Monks believed it was good luck to push them around in circles.
Guanyin was again represented as a giant bronze colossus with at least 20 arms. She lives in the pavilion of "great mercy", so I kneeled down and asked her if I could have some and I'm not joking, she answered. She said very loudly and clearly, ...
... and realized my housing is probably also communist housing, on campus at a university established in the early 20th century. Right?
Liu was new in town so he didn't know really where we should eat. We stopped at the first dumpling shop, ordered 40 vegetarian ones and talked about life and stuff, as you do... We went back, took showers and went to bed. I was grateful for my bed but I think Madelleine and Laura were alright on the floor, I hope.
... 309 kilometres per hour, one glides into Hebei’s capitol city, Shijiazhuang. From there, a 1 hour bus ride then a taxi to the Cangyan Mountain.
Cangyan Mountain is hard to describe. But it is basically a deep red stone gorge much like the grand Canyon. On one side of the canyon is a deep cut-back as though the canyon was split with an axe. Between the narrow axe cut in the wall, a delicate and elegantly detailed ...
... good with English had a great one about a flame from a fire on wood but he the water cooler broke in class so he spent so much time fixing that that I wasn't able to get a copy of it.
4th grade learned the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Which they happen to already know in Chinese so we were able to go through the whole story with ...