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... of 27 metres. We needed a rest before dinner. Almost a recovery if you like ...from lunch. But wow, Miranda certainly turned the food thing around and we found ourselves in a new restaurant with a very attentive restaurant manager. There were no other "foreigners" in sight...just locals! A good start....and again, wow, the food was amazing. One of the best me use we have enjoyed in China! Each dish was presented beautifully and the restaurant ...
... s tallest observatory, which when built was the worlds tallest observatory, we then explored its surroundings, where we saw the Pearl up close, an apple shop like never before along with numerous sky scrapers. We then took the metro to East Nanjing road, we were thinking about going through the tunnel that goes under the river to The Bund, however we'd read many reviews saying it wasn't worth the money. East Nanjing road is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, exiting ...
... my hotel. Brief clarification. Before I go to my city where I will be teaching, I have to go through a one week orientation that is put on by the company that helped me get a job here in China, CIEE. CIEE chose a hotel that inside a university that seemed to be completely gated off.
Ok, so I am standing outside with my bags, slightly delirious from the traveling and gated off from my hotel. I decided to walk around the ...
... toilet - a fat hairy man squatting above a toilet without a door, one hand holding a fag and the other gloriously unbashfully giving himself a good old wipe. Lovely.
To be fair, public toilets are pretty gross everywhere in the world, and squatters can be found in all across Asia, not just China. But to me and my prudish ways, they are the worst things in the world, and that includes both 9/11 and the Spice Girls.
Rant over. Glad I got it out of my system.
... our flight was delayed by 1.5 hours and the gate had been changed. This meant we would be late for our arrival at the hostel in Xi'an and our email from them was very strict about letting them know if we would be late. Chris took some money and went to find a payphone. A lady told Chris that the payphones weren't coin operated, or at least that's what Chris gathered by the waving hand. After putting on his most impressive sad face and showing the lady a handful of coins she ...
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