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... bus back, so they didn't need the public bus. Who cares about the Canadian sitting here waiting right? I had to wait another hour for the next one, eventually a group of funny ladies sat down next to me and gave me some sunflower seeds and dates. Together we waited a long time.
We took the bus back when it finally came, I fell asleep and when I woke up they were gone. I took another ...
... corn, and we headed out. The city itself was a little disappointing, because it's just a suburb of Shijiazhuang. Once we got to the temples though, it was peaceful and relaxing. There were five in the guidebook and we saw all of them, even though one was closed by the time we got there.
Longxing temple was the most famous, so we went there first. On a Friday, it's less busy than I'm used to, so I soaked up the peaceful uncrowdedness of the day.
... and realized my housing is probably also communist housing, on campus at a university established in the early 20th century. Right?
Liu was new in town so he didn't know really where we should eat. We stopped at the first dumpling shop, ordered 40 vegetarian ones and talked about life and stuff, as you do... We went back, took showers and went to bed. I was grateful for my bed but I think Madelleine and Laura were alright on the floor, I hope.
NOTE: This entry will span two days.
Day 10: Beijing to Shijiazhuang to Beijing
There is a very interesting place called Cangyan Mountain in Hebei Province. Hebei is a province that has in its centre, the city of Beijing. The trip to Cangyan took a few transfers. The first was the impressive platypus-nosed bullet train that comfortably sucks you across the province at warp speed and in smooth comfort. After coming ...
... one word: pretend. And next week they get to act it out so I'm excited to see what they will do.
Kindergarten learned 10 in a bed and I got to have the older kids act it out which they loved when 'one fell out' and had to sit on the ground. They really were cute acting it out and we had a great time.
Off to another week at 43....