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... the Yi river and was beautifully landscaped and well kept. We had a good time also watching the little children, pointing out the numerous pairs of inappropriate foot ware, and watching people. we certainly got our exercise climbing up stairs to see the various caves. Although there were a lot of people there, it did not feel as crowded as we have felt.
Luoyang is also known as the peony city and has a big peony festival in April. Unfortunately for ...
... visited from their parents once a week or as little as once a term or once a year. Doesn't sound too bad until you realise many of the children are only 5 years old. Brought tears to my eyes thinking of 5 year olds in a school full of boys aged up to adults. Reminded me very much of the story of Mao's Last Dancer. 80%25 of the children are boys, 15%25 are girls and 5%25 are foreigners. The fees are $10,000 AUS each year for their children to be there. They train ...
... before China, I didn't.
Conditioner, believe it or not, isn't even the hardest part. Why, you might ask? Because grocery shopping here is hard. Imagine going to Walmart the day before Christmas to shop for basic household necessities. Now, imagine, if you will, that you couldn't read a single sign in the entire store, or on any products, with the exception of numbers. It is frustrating, and terrifying. It is frustrating because I cannot ...
... the dust to settle throughout. Now it is all done and I am allowing myself to play.
It was Renee's birthday on Tuesday, so there was a party. It was supposed to be at Mia's but there was a late change and it was to be held at the coffee shop that Renee works at. I had no idea where this was, so I headed for Mia's hoping to get instructions from her but she was a bit vague. It wasn't long before Renee turned up with her friend and a car, so I was able to get a lift. ...
... in 2011 but, while the school still looked the same, even in just two years, there were dozens of high rise apartment blocks that had been built, as well as many new shops and restaurants.
It was absolutely great to be able to introduce Kathryn to some of our Chinese friends, who are still teaching at Yi Gao, and to look over the school. My lovely friend Rose made us very welcome and had us laughing as she snapped photo after photo of ...
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