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On our last full day in Chengdu, we decided to visit the Dujiangyan River Irrigation System. It was amazing. The day was chilly and cloudy and it had rained just a bit – but enough to clean the air and provide us with clear views of the river.
DUJIANGYAN RIVER IRRIGATION SYSTEM
On the high speed train
Clean, bright, ...
... shouting, screaming!! Aaaarrgh!! Just to get on the bus!! Mind you, it was imperative that they got on that particular bus, because the one after that was probably..............about 12 seconds away!!! JESUS!!!! JUST FECKIN WAIT IN LINE!!! With not much else to do in Jiuzhaigou than the park itself, Saturday was.....read book outside.....cat meeowed.....read book inside! After a power cut and more terrible service from our hostel (worst yet) we boarded the bus ...
... bus Jake and I were dropped off on the highway some 10km from town in the middle of nowhere at about 6am, so naturally it was raining. Our only option was to catch an marked up taxi van with a group of other stranded travellers and be dropped off at a metro station on the outskirts of town. Luckily we only had a 10 minute wait before the station opened up for the day and we made our way to our hostel.
As we had arrived ...
... agreed to this weekend. I was hesitant because Western culture has taught me to avoid socializing with my students when outside the classroom. I accept this logic in America and would never hang out with my students when in my home country, but in China, it is expected for the foreign teacher to socialize with their students. Chinese schools consider foreign teachers as great role-models for students because they encourage them to further their education in English ...
... when we made an unexpected stop at a temple. We walked around and looked at the Buddha statues. Then in Chinese, we were told we would be meeting a monk and he will be giving us a blessing. Ok, sounds good. The monk chanted and said "Aw mi to fu" a lot and then in his well rehearsed speech prayed for peace for us and be kind to others. We then were told as families to go up together and the monk will give us individual blessings. Jesse and I ...