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... at short notice. We were supposed to get an overnight train to the border for our North Korea trip, but the train tickets never became available (the trains are being used to bring the army into the city), so our arrangements were changed and we’re now flying to the border.
Waiting for our friends to turn up at the arranged 7pm, we killed some time with chores and catching up on sleep for Murray. Delayed by a late lunch, the demands of getting a ...
Tai = too/biggest/greatest/highest
Shan = mountain
TaiShan is actually not the highest mountain in China, probably not even close, around 1.5km above sea level. It's the perfect hike for a day hike, only 4 hours from base to summit. I took the central route both ways, so every step was paved and every 10 minutes you see rows of hawkers selling everything imaginable, including small ...
This will be our last day in Tai'an.
We spent the morning practicing for the afternoon ceremonies and students had a good last chance to hang out with their Chinese counterparts. While the morning was pretty low key the afternoon was anything but.
After our last school lunch (no more mystery meat sticks) and a afternoon rest (no more of those in America) we went back to ...
I apologize for the lack of photos I finally have some time to add some to each post as the past few days have been quite busy as we end our time in Tai'an.
I can tell some of the kids are really getting homesick and as much as they have loved this trip they are looking forward to being back in Nebraska. Today we had the opportunity to continue our Chinese medicine class and see how suction cup therapy worked. Some ...
The kids had their own day out with their Chinese counterparts so unfortunately I don't have any stories from them. But from what I have gathered we had kids go swimming, go to KFC, make dumplings and a whole slew of different things. The kids all had a great time and many of them said it was their best day yet.
Teachers went for a big lunch with the school teachers and then went to take a rest.
The afternoon was spent in the Tai'an mall which can be said ...