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... somethings. That's when we busted out the bottle rockets, and it's also when we started to draw a crowd. Up next were the sticks that shot fire...something we didn't know until later. Our guinea pig who set the first one off didn't point it up; rather he pointed it down the street. When it eventually shot off the first ball of flames, it went significantly farther than expected...right over some peoples heads and onto the top of ...
Are there subways?
There are no subways where we are. Luoyang is a very provincial town. People are more traditional, and the city itself, while modern, is definitely more backwards than many other larger cities in China. I'm going on a trip next week to the other side of the country via train, so I will let you know how that goes!
Do the older people still wear the Mao outfits?
I haven't really ...
... wonderful scent. All the peonies have gone, but their foliage is still there, so it makes a bushy backdrop for the roses. When I arrived in Luoyang, they were all scrawny and the workers were pruning them, so it is good to see that they look good for awhile. The gardens around the town are all impressive, very manicured and neat.
Last night after work, we (the foreign teachers), seemed to descend on the coffee shop. It was quite busy as there were a few locals ...
... Longman Caves and, although we visited this area many times when we lived here, I'm not sure if we will have time to go again.
On Saturday we went with Rose to one of the many peony parks in Luoyang, which is famous for its blooms. We were very lucky to see as many as we did because the best time is around 15 April, and the blooms usually only last 4 or 5 days. Anyway, we were in luck and I got quite ...
... t hear the next group.
We walked out of the park and decided to walk all the way home as we weren't in a hurry. You actually see a lot more when you walk. I have been down that road many times on a bus but you just miss lots of little things.
It was lunchtime when we got back so went over to the dumpling place across the road. I ordered lamb dumplings, which they call sheep dumplings and Morgan had prawn and pork. They came with a bowl of thick water and I ...