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Joel's friend in Tokyo is taking a long, long time to complete his thesis. Joel writes a prayer to Confucius to speed along the process. We hope the prayers are answered.
Our next stop is Chendu and hopefully Mimi's brother and after that we have decided to head into the Tibetan highlands.
Tomorrow we head for the terra cotta ...
... a little red, wooden plaque and wrote a prayer for his friends successful completion of his thesis. He dutifully tied the plaque near the feet of the statue to Confucius.
We were about to exit the temple when we spotted an exhibition of very fine calligraphy. On closer inspection we discovered that the artist used her finger to paint these beautiful scrolls. She is a national treasure.
Later we ...
... with the Holocaust museum in Israel where there were many artifacts of the people's lives and deaths. One could empathize them as fellow humans. They had names, address and the children had toys. The humanity and inhumanity were palpable.
Perhaps the most bizarre was the music on exiting the bone chamber. There was an automatic piano playing "I'll never fall in love again" by Barry Manilow. ...
... ney mind, saftey first i suppose *yawn* - seen worse in London. After 40 mins arrived at Dr Sun Yatsen's mausoleum. Apart from sounding like a band whose music would only find airtime on the late John Peel's shows, Dr yatsen was considered to be China's first great leader and revolutionised Chinese politics. I think. Either that, or he just made really good ice cream back in the 50s. Anyway, Y80 and we're into this theme park ...
... on the comfiest bed for 3 weeks. Awesome - close to being orgasmic, even, but I wont go there. Anyway, went to the Presidential Palace in Nanjing with my Belgian friend Jol (a flemish petrochemical process engineer - them Belgians, they're just crazy). Nice place, set in botannical gardens, good for chilling out really after a pretty full-on week. The palace itself is a bit naff; lots of rooms that the president once frequented (the president's bedroom, the president's ...
- Swimming pool