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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... picture taken with you at times makes one feel as though they are some kind of movie star. The Chinese people I have encountered on my time here in China have helped form a very positive outlook for me regarding the Chinese people. My next post I will update on some of my travels, places I would recommend seeing as well as some do and don’ts I have learnt during my time here. Please feel free to comment with any suggestions or if you would just like to commend the blog Peace out. ...
... and when I mentioned that I wanted to buy jade for my student's mothers and my family she got on her phone and called a friend who owned a Jade Shop! Guanxi or connections is what the Chinese refer to these relationships. In the U.S. we also have guanxi, but not as extensive.
She walked me out of the market and about half a mile to her friend's Jade Shop. She let me pick out about 30 pieces that were reasonably priced, drove ...
... to much food. We then went down to the nice central part (on the outside of town, a modern thing) and wandered around lit up floats dedicated to the first ever Black Cattle Festival, till it was time for us to be shipped off to our hotel. That was a shocker, it was easily the nicest hotel in the city, and a lot nicer than most I've stayed in while on my own in my life. It was a shame to have only one night there.....
The next day we ended up ...
... decorations made of tea! The decorations are really neat, because you can actually use the tea that they're made out of bit by bit.
Auntie also sells accessories for tea drinking, with my favorite being a three-legged toad that is meant to bring luck to tea drinkers. He's moderately large, with coins running down his back and one in his mouth, but the best part about this toad is that he turns from a mucky metal green to ...
... Auntie, her sister, and her nephew took me to a fancy mountain-side restaurant. We ate like kings and queens, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery all the while. Then back to Zibo it was for me, and many many thanks to Auntie for all her generosity. I couldn't have asked for a better family to have my home-stay with, and even though I wasn't happy about going at first, everything turned out feichang hao (非常好: extremely ...