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... Borjigid and the
Fuling (or Eastern Mausoleum) is where Nurhachi and his wife Yihnaran
were buried. Tranquility and solemnity reign over the two burial grounds
with the Tianzhu Mountain at the back and the Hunhe River extending in
front of the tombs. Some 100 kilometers southeast of the city is
Qianshan Mountain known as a scenic area with temples pavilions and
... went to the Nan R market by myself as it was close to the apt. where we had fellowship, intending to take a taxi home. Well, I couldn't get a taxi, so I walked all the way home in the rain. I had biked that way before, so was pretty sure I knew the way, but wasn't sure how far it was. I'd say it was between three and five miles.
The leaves are finally dropping from the trees, and one day I noticed a pile of leaves drying in the ...
... a knitting group on Thursday morning. Was fun - haven't knitted for years, but am teaching Christa, Eliana and Sariah. There are Chinese cabbages and leeks outside everywhere! One afternoon I saw two ladies bring out their plastic stools and a cleaver and trimmed the ends and the outer leaves, and then just moved them to a different area.
Friday morning I biked to the Wu Ai market and bought yarn and needles. I also found the ...
... is an art that you could compare to growing grapes for wine or growing coffee beans. The conditions have to be just right, you have to process it many times, and there is a "taster" who can tell you everything about the tea with just one "slurp" (he demonstrated this - he really does slurp very noisily!). Most tea that is consumed in China - and probably other countries - is not organic and you really don't know what ...
... Sometime they are arranged in a certain pattern.
Most recently all the trees on the campus and around our whole area have been painted with something that is white when it dries, but is grey when it is wet and looks like grout. It must be some type of protection for the winter from the sun or insects - not sure.
Sunday mornings the kids attend a Chinese church. I went once, but since ...