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After the bumpy flight from Sydney to ChangZhou, we landed to 35 degrees, humidity level, don't laugh - I have taken off my leggings and wearing my flats without sockets - fashion plus!!! Not so luxurious surroundings here - Qantas does not have a code share lounge. We are sitting in Yeasun Coffee House. With very expensive coffee and dodgy ...
... class was Geography, where the teacher went over all of the main festivals celebrated in China. Although the students enjoyed this, the real joy was having the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with the Chinese students. Both groups were eager to get to know each other. That was definitely a highlight for me today. Despite the cultural and language differences, the students were willing to take a risk and try ...
All the AQMs met at the Crown Plaza Hotel Wuxi on Friday 7th March for the second Dipont STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fair. The event started with a University Challenge quiz for the students, followed by a meal.
The following day we walked down to Tian Yi school (one of my centres), which is a beautiful centre on a lovely campus, for the presentations.
... a small cities with populations of 6 million. In Wuxi we visited the Li Garden, a very pretty peaceful garden on the edge of Kai lake, one of the largest lakes in China. The garden was built by a wealthy nobleman about 600 years ago as a display of thanks for his good fortune. After admiring the water features, lotus blossoms we then went to a Pearl Factory to see how freshwater pearls are harvested and then to the showroom where, of course, there was pearl jewelry for ...
... going through the soft shoe shuffle a group of tourists - we thought maybe Koreans, came through and pushed and shoved and rode rough shod over us. It wasn't very pleasant and a relief when that wave passed over us.
Inside there were three levels. On the ground level was a magnificent hall with beautiful paintings, sculptures, wooden beams, fantastic ceilings, etc. On the first floor were all the signs of the Chinese horoscope. We still ...
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