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... to a pack a day anyway and really having the smog about just saves them ciggy money.
2. They all are skinny
Not fit, probably less than 10% of the population could lift a medicine ball, just skinny.
3. No men wear singlets.
Most men wear pants as well as sleeved tops. Note that it was about 40 degrees every day we were here.
4. They are fascinated by western looking people.
We were stared at, literally people staring, everywhere ...
... The big shopping area was very close. But, you never would have known it if you walked around the local streets. It just all of a sudden smacks you in the face! We all got a few things there. We could have walked around all day and spent all of our money if we really wanted to. Currently, we are repacking our suitcases and getting ready to leave tomorrow. We are going to Lucy's tonight for dinner where we will have a great American style dinner. ...
We walked from our hotel to a spice/herb market. There was stall after stall of different herbs and spices. Local Chinese come here and tell the shop keeper the symptoms they are experiencing and he will give them the correct herb for what ails them. Along with the plant herbs we also saw different dried animals and animal parts: centipedes, millipedes,star fish, snake skin, sea horse, and no trip to the market would be complete without seeing live ...
... time we had come out from lunch, it was pouring, so the planned walk to a temple was put off. I thought I knew where some shopping markets were, but got it wrong (!) so we ended up spending a lot of time on the subway with no result. Ah well, that's part of the adventure too, I suppose..
On Sat morning we were all up early again and by 5:30 am I had put Carol & Don in a taxi for the airport. It was ...
... they surprised us with a book for Hannah that had a message written in it from the Director. We were then treated to a wonderful lunch at the orphanage with the Director and Assistant Directors. Hannah was asked to sit in the seat of honor at the head of the table and the director sat beside her. The food was delicious and we were grateful that we had become adept at use of chopsticks. We impressed the staff. The Director said they always prepare a meal for ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking