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Grand Canal Tour in China 5 –Zhenjiang Tour - Day 06 (02Sep, 2011)
On the morning of 02Sep, we got back to the entrance of the Tianning Temple in Changzhou to buy the some moon cakes – the vegetarian moon cake produced in this temple is very famous in China. The moon cake is the food always for the Mid-Autumn Festival in China …
We have noticed the amount of exposed electrical wiring in
the countryside as well as the cities and not a lot of evidence of the
underground wiring we are used to on the roads in NZ. Also on buildings under
repair and construction the fragile looking scaffolding that we did not think
would pass OSH here!
Arriving at Guilin again we went to another of the
inevitable 'show and sell', this time sea and fresh- water pearls, ...
... nose don't come, the sweet smell of urine follows you everywhere and it is quite common to see children doing both 1's and 2's in the street, train station or any where else the call of nature comes.
If you are sensitive to noise or crowds, don't come. With 1.3 billion people vying for attention people talk loudly, push hard to get somewhere and fill every given space ten times over.
If you cant hold your bladder, don't come. Squat toilets are fine ...
We have at last managed to defeat the Great Firewall of China, to bring you unadulterated access to our adventures!
We'll update it as often as we can, but we're already behind so bear with us...
In the meantime, read our ever hilarious posts and look at our pretty pictures- and like my entries more than Rob's. His will suck. :)
Love to you all, wherever you are xxxxx
... lamb. Mind you for someone who never cooks this whole restaurant proved to be a bit of a novelty with Melody having to tell me when everything was cooked. Left there feeling much like we all do after Xmas.......ate far too much but enjoyed every morsel. Our only worry is that it is pouring with rain and we have our fingers crossed that it stops before we head out in the morning.
A little bit about YANGZHOU: 扬州.
There is a little verse, much quoted ...