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... a spacious room, overlooking a noisy road junction. Our exploring took us up a long narrow street full of little eating places, seats on the pavement, woks in front so you can see the cooking. There are also little shops selling fruit and veg, shoes, alcohol, mixed in with banks and other businesses. On one corner is a busy bike repairman, with his box of everything you need to repair bicycle, scooter or three wheeler. A couple of bus routes ply ...
... out the most was the one that had a pot of live scorpions just chillin in the middle of the floor. At the end of the day it took a few hours to get back to school. I enjoy the bus rides because they are a really nice time to relax for a bit. After school I went with my student over to another student's host's house for a birthday party. I hung out with Chinese students and American students and it was really fun to be together. Overall Friday was really fun.
... Golden Week. Next, the last 3 days of. Golden week and then hopefully a bit more tranquillity in Chengdu Breakfast feast repeated and we walked and then rickshawed (Muslim lady driver protocol) To the South of the central city to the Shaanxi Hostory Museum. As feared, this had queues hundreds of metres long and so we headed off guided by compass and street map to find the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, part of the Dac'ien Buddhist temple complex centred on a massive, solid ...
... Mr. Yang, typical of farmers that had lived during the cultural revolution, could neither read nor write. To appease the president, he drew three circles to represent his name. Since that meeting, the Chinese government paid for some calligraphy lessons for Mr. Yang. Today, for a nominal fee, one can garner an improved autograph from Mr. Yang. Unfortunately, he was not present during our most recent visit.
We got back to Chang'an No. 1 High School two hours ...
... no photos'...good luck!! Cameras everywhere!! The 2nd and 3rd pits.....er......let's say 'work in progress'!! Friday was a proper day! A bit of mountain climbing up one of China's 5 sacred mountains - Mount Huashan! It was a beast, possibly most famous for its 'cliffside path' which is exactly how it sounds!! After the subway, a train, a taxi, a mini-bus and a cable car, we finally arrived! Got a bit of stick for wearing shorts for going up a mountain by a bloke in a ...