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... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... with its tall modern buildings and busy traffic a very hazy kilometre away.
There is an art & design campus as well as a music campus located here - part of Xiamen University. I went in search of the art & design campus. Most impressive and welcoming.
Tonight, actually in 5 hours, I will be on an old style train on my way to Beijing. So this may be my last posting for a little while if the train has no WIFI.
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
... Scotland when its practically in China eh!" - Carla
"Today I cycled along the beach with Johnny, the Chinese student I was paired with. We went shopping, went for lunch and walked for ages! Had such a good!" - Kyley
"today i met with my Chinese student partner, at first i was dreading it as he was wearing zebra camo boots and trousers that looks like they belonged on MC Hammer but it turned out okay as ...
... to Pizza Hut keeping the group waiting (AND they didnt even bring us any! Whats that about!) After some grovelling, all is again rosy in the camp! Last night we were treated to a very posh dinner by Madame Chen, Vice Principal at shaungshi Junior school and one time visitor to Bo'ness. She was a wonderful host and our kids ate well, one of the best meals so far! Lastly to sign off this update - I have now been mistaken for a pupil a grand total of 11 times. Cue the laughter...." - Mr McF