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We were invited out with some of the staff on Tuesday night to Laowi Town to a quiz night which was good fun. We then met Silvie, the CP at Munchner Biergarten, the German bar on Wednesday and the Italian restaurant Thursday evenings.
Ningbo is a lovely city, built on 5 rivers, so was a trading post and from the hotel room you can watch the barges go up and down the river. There are loads of fantastic bars and restaurants and it is now quite trendy.
... and then a man crawled across the
tightrope. Well…he crawled smoothly…kind of like a glide and did all kinds of
acrobatics along the way. The Chinese audience was absolutely thrilled with
this. It is still the simple things in life that make them smile. They are not
into all the high tech stuff and all the add ins we need in order to get a
response. Me…I was happy to have an ice pop todayJ
So, the day ended and we were off ...
... these interposing structures, skirting the mountain waist and providing some much desired drizzles in the summer heat.
It takes nearly 3 hours to trek from the base to the top of the mountain peak (alternatively you could take the easy way out and catch one of the frequent cable cars to the peak). Considering myself to be marginally fit, I chose to trek up to the peak. The staircase, ascending virtually
... for so long. We kept trying to make it there, but for some reason never got there when the weather was still good. Luckily, though, the day we went had pretty great weather for the end of January.
I'll let the pictures tell the story here, as I don't have much else to ...
Today was a somewhat rainy Saturday so we decided to make the most of it and head to this local tourist attraction called Yandang Mountain. We didn't really have much to go on apart from a single picture of what the main mountain looked like, but we went anyway. As it turns out, it is actually a very beautiful area. We didn't even have enough time to check the entire thing out so we will have to go back again some time. Here are some ...