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... car some way up the mountain. Spectacular panoramic views welcomed us and although surrounded by a million and one Chinese tour groups (the tour guides even had microphones!) we managed to find some serene-ness, although not a lot of peace, the footpaths and walkways around the mountain are all concrete and A LOT of steps took us up and around the mountain range. Some of the walkways cling to the side of the mountain, not great if you're afraid of heights, a sheer drop ...
... home from school and was woken up by the bumps made when the car got onto the sidewalk to be parked. My family made the usual dinner of eggs, vegetables, meat, and rice that was later accompanied by a hot cup of tea. I showered off the days work and sat down to watch Inception with Arvin.
Today we went shopping -- just shopping. So much shopping! But it was worth it! The first mass was pretty weird, not going to lie. It was a ...
... the afternoon. The apartment was quite large (larger than most others we were told) and very well decorated. One of the tour operator's head people who came to meet us and check that all was going well. We were given China Travel Guide t-shirts. After introductions, Greg and David helped to make the dumplings we were having as part of the meal. We then went into the kitchen to see how a proper home-cooked Chinese meal is created. All the preparation had ...
Slept in on the train this morning. I sneezed all day yesterday so took some panadol which seemed to work to stop it. Woke up at 2.30 am and took some more so I think that is what made me sleep. Middle bunk was much better. Had the usual porridge, banana and coffee for breakfast then tidied up my bed and packed everything. The scenery from the train was quite beautiful and in a rural area. We got to see mountains, small streams, some waterfalls and quite a few very old small ...
While I was mostly prepared for some of the cultural differences in China from having spent so much time at Ying's house, there were still a few surprises. 1) Food and dining etiquette. While I pretty much knew what to expect in terms of traditional Chinese dishes and also feel pretty comfortable using chopsticks, there are still some fun "quirks" that I've noticed with how the Chinese consume food. First, they're not really big on large, thick, durable napkins. ...