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After a long day and a late night last night, it was kinda tough to get up today.
I heard the big city calling my name though and dragged myself up for breakfast.
While eating, I was thinking about the sheer mass of the city I was about to visit.
There are almost as many people in this city as there are in our whole entire country.
Anyway, we got a cab to the train station and boarded our ...
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My first impressions of the Chinese so far is that I think they're mega high tech and they could be ...
... the Buddha is a mud sculpture, depicting Guaayah, the goddess of mercy. Above her are arhats, people seeking enlightenment. The depiction is incredible in its color and detail. We pass out into a small area and walk up the steps to the Medicine Buddha Hall. This Buddha sits proudly with a swastika on his chest. (Remember, before the Nazis, the swastika was a positive emblem meaning “well being.”) Two guards on either side protect ...
... the world – this is no exaggeration. These trains reach up to 310km an hour – something like the 3rd fastest trains in the world. Four hours with more leg room than a Chinese male could every want so it was just about enough for me, which was delightful. Four hours of railway pleasure. When we got into Shanghai it was a quick taxi ride to our hostel – Rock and Wood International Hostel.
For £5 a night we ...
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not the best at writing blog entries. I guess I didn't really realize it before because, well, this is my first blog. But, I have noticed as time goes on that I don't think I update as often as I probably should. Lots of stuff happens and then I think, "I really need to write a blog," but then I almost immediately think, "Oh my gosh, that will take SO MUCH TIME, I don't want to do it right now!" Some of the other teachers here ...