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I could swear that last night I heard Rosa say that we were meeting the boys and Henry at quarter to seven not quarter past seven, however I was wrong. So I had no need to rush to get showered and ready and no need to wonder why she was taking so long and suggesting we go for breakfast! We had lots of time and were prompt for Henry (a lovely Chinese guy who was showing us to class). He took us to our first class as we had not been to the uni buildings on the ...
... was vast and picturesque except for the dead fish floating here and there, it didn't entice us in for a swim... The wall was very big, in fact the longest city wall in the world at originally 33km and now 22km remain. As we walked along we got a good view of the lake and the dragon boats; tomorrow is the last day of the 3 day dragon boat festival in China. As we walked the Olympic Rings came into view as Nanjing hosted the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. These looked great from far away ...
... sum of 25p complete with Avril Lavigne on the side! We met a young girl in the street who practiced her English on us, "Hello! You are very beautiful." So we thanked her in our best Mandarin (thank you is all we can say!) and smiled at the English lessons they must get. We have tried to use the phrase book with limited success, sometimes it helps and other times people then start speaking in rapid Chinese or just displaying extremely confused faces. The journey to the airport ...
... these exams. And on top of this they have to study for their SAT which is the Standard Assessment Tests for entry into USA universities, or IELTS for entry into UK universities. the SAT requires them to have a vocabulary of about 5000 words in English so they are studying these words all the time. You see them on the subway
learning lists of words and their meaning. They have no teenage life
like going to the cinema, meeting friends, etc, like ...
... murals). We were mesmerized by a circular room with a moving picture of a Chinese town displayed on the entire wall (see photos). Every element of the picture had movement (eg people cooking in tiny kitchens, selling wares on streets, arguing with neighbors etc). As we watched, the day turned into night, and seasons changed. I have never seen anything like it! Caroline and I could have stood and watched for hours.
We finished our adventure with dinner ...