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... to eat! This was taken as a positive omen so the Indians eagerly helped the Chinese monk with his task. They were so enamoured with him that they built a Pagoda to commemorate the event on the border of India and China. When he returned to the Chinese capital, with the help of the Indians, the Chinese Emperor agreed to allow him to build a matching temple there - hence Wild Goose Pagoda.
After quite a remarkable day of sight seeing we ...
... music teacher. She has a beautiful voice and taught us the Beijing Opera song -- insert hand gestures and facial expressions here Maddie & Kira! Lastly, half of out group visited another English class while I stayed with the remainder planning our activities for our class visit tomorrow. What a magnificent day!
I went to a classroom today and they were learning about body language. We compared the body language that ...
... the process in 1939! Truly an amazing site.
Then back to XI'an for dinner and an early night, as we are on the 7:30 high speed (300km) train to Luoyang to visit the Longman caves, an extraordinary site of Buddhist carvings.
One of the things we are struck by again is the building that is going on! We really think the Chinese will be the next world power so we figured we better work on our Mandarin.
Also today, we heard several times, ...
... we were offered 'special price just for you' (haven't heard that before). Our next stop was the actual warriors. Luckily we didn't visit these the day before. Apparently the president from Afghanistan was in Xian and he went to see the warriors. They closed some of the pits for 1 1/2 hours so he could have free reign. It was an incredible place. They were so well preserved and there were over 2000 of them. This doesn't include the 1000's ...
... my cake looked amazing too!
I had to teach 2 classes of small stars, 6 year olds, till 8.30pm, then went to the best Italian restaurant in Xi'an for dinner with all the foreign teachers - 19 of us in total. I found a bottle of Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir there (last time I was there I saw the Coleraine, but none this visit) so I ordered the bottle, and shared it with a few others who were all suitably impressed.
A little bizarre to be celebrating my 50th in ...