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... water pistols to take home.
We walked down for a riverside walk, which we kept very brief as Lily's tummy was playing up. As we walked Xiao Jong pointed out the local 'beautiful' trees whose name I mis-hear as 'Acacia' we later look them up and find they are laurel/bay trees, which make the place look lush and green. They flower in the Autumn, and we pass rows of trees of different ages which are being farmed. He seemed to know the ...
... ll know that the geography around there is both spectacular and bewildering at the same time. Small, steep peaks, a few hundred metres tall jut out of the otherwise dead flat terrain, and it was through this we floated for the best part of two hours. I'd say that we've been pretty lucky with the sheer variety of scenery that we saw over the whole trip. Despite what the guides may tell you, you've either gotta be an expert in Cubism, Chinese, or just pretty drunk to see the 'Nine ...
... ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. This was pretty impressive with lots of people involved sailing across the river and dancing and all sorts (its kind of hard to explain).
The next day we had booked a Kayaking tour along the river. This was great fun. We were driven to a little village and got to kayak along the river for three hours. Again there was amazing scenery, water buffalo and small villages to see. The water was crystal clear and again ...
... a few drinks. Several hours later we were discussing the American economy, the lack of choice in American politics and the disappointment of Obama who had promised the left so much. This was interesting if not a little over our heads. The couple were from Oregon (again) and were nice to spend time with. I found it a little odd that the lady was knitting most of the time we were talking but as I said, nice people. They took us for marshmallow burgers which were a favourite of ...
... I. She has tried several new dishes that I just could not. Allie and I, on the other hand, are both sick of Steak and rice. I am also not a fan of when the food is looking back at you. Today it was the fish. The other night we were served beaks and claws soup or at least that is what it looked like. Unless you have been to China you can't say you have had Chinese food. They waste NOTHING.... Every part is used. At lunch today Allie ...