Shanxi Yingze Hotel
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... stared right into his cold dead eyes, uncomprehending his brain processes.
"No, actually I have two of my own houses in Ottawa, but there are always tenants living in them."
He immediately backpedalled and changed his mind about my obvious reliant tendencies. I told him my age, and he didn't believe it. Wow. After thoroughly insulting me, Howard went to work.
Amy and I spent a relaxing morning with the doggie and we talked about ...
... few minutes for noodles before the bus to the courtyard left. Cold noodles smothered in peanut sauce with cucumbers. Fantastic.
By the time I got to the bus, it was full. The bus driver kicked some people off who had knowingly boarded the bus earlier than they were entitled to. I hate how people always try to fudge the rules. Ugh. How is it so hard to just get on the right bus?
Anywho, an hour and a half later, I was transported into the ...
... ourselves somewhere to park for the night.
It was an old mud and brick village called Dayu. There were still some houses occupied but a lot were empty and in ruins. We found out later that as the elders died and the young people moved away, the town was slowly dying. No different to little places elsewhere, I suppose.
We were quite a novelty, ...
... I needed it most, I leaned on Ben for support, and I actually fell in love with teaching. The one thing I didn't think I would ever, really be passionate about... boy was I wrong.
It's funny really, how time and patience go hand in hand. The realization that giving up on a situation might really mean you're giving up on yourself. You're not giving yourself the chance to see if you can make it out the other side. Giving up ...
... the weather, we slowly walked passed every stall, stopping for things we were interested in and of course to take pictures with locals. The mild form of celebrity based on my skin color is something I don't think I will ever get used to. It was a much needed, fun night out!
Ben met up with us after his late part-time class and we all finished up at the night market and headed to this fancy bar. Foreigners got their ...