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... on their faces. Wei told us that many of them had probably never seen young Americans before, so we made their day just by being there.
We then visited a Doctors office, where we met with a 73 year old doctor who is still practicing chinese medicine. He gave us a brief description of how chinese medicine works. I was amazed how just by feeling a pulse with 3 fingers, and using different combinations of pressure, he could tell you just about ...
... full from lunch, and begged Wei to change our dinner plans because we didn't want another big meal. However, they insisted we attend our scheduled dinner, and boy was it worth it. We arrived at a restaurant that was closed for the night, except to us, and began a 5 course meal. The first was a strange fruit/potato like salad,then soup, followed by fried pumpkin balls of some sort that tasted just like fried cheese curds, followed by the main meal: ...
... dinner with 8 city officials of Taizhou who helped to design and maintain this large park, along with other areas of the city. Wednesday was a holiday, but they insisted on hosting us that night in order to give us a proper welcome to the city on our first night in Taizhou.
After dinner, we were escorted by our personal guards to a boat dock, where we were taken on a private boat ride throughout ...
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.