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... that as I have now almost finished my year it was probably time to explain all the things I haven't wasted page space on before!
So, primarily I work in two schools and teach 16 classes with roughly 720 students in total. I also do some extra tuition on the side, but that's definitely not official! I have 4 classes at one school on Monday, then the other 12 classes spread over the rest of the working week - 4 on Tuesday morning, 3 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and 2 ...
... we split up into two tables. Overall we had something like 12 dishes total-- there was duck, fish, lotus, broccoli, watermelon, curry, beef, rice, ham and more. Once we were full and done sitting around talking, we went back outside to see the skyline lit up. Seeing that at night was one of my most favorite things we do so far on the ...
... little restaurant and bar called Sicily. Here, I ordered a Long Island, had delicious lasagna, and finished with a scoop of ice cream with baileys. That had to be one of my most favorite meals this whole trip. On the way back from dinner we stopped at a small store to pick up some snacks and drinks. Finally we made it home for the night. Nick, Tony, Trisha, Victoria, Dana, and I all went to Cory's room to hang out and finished our night off talking and listening to ...
The pavilions are in the Chinese tradition, bigger nicer rooms for the men and smaller darker rooms for the women. Always a vase to ensure peace and every room is in balance. The use of silk paintings between glass on the doors is because there is far more moisture in this region than in the north. The preservation of these ancient gardens is remarkable.
After lunch at a remote hotel with a dining room on the second floor (it was ...
... but being alone meant that I didn't have a second opinion. When I was in Urumqi trying to get to Turpan, at one point I ended up at the South Railway Station. I did not feel safe there, I don't know why, but my gut instinct was to leave that place and try a different method of transportation.
About 24 hours later there was a terrorist attack in that very train station. Three people were killed and seventy-nine injured. ...
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