Ningbo People's Insurance Mansion
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... terra cotta warriors :-).
We finally left this site late in the afternoon . . Heading for Xian and the Muslim market. By now, it was raining lightly and it was rush hour and there were people with umbrellas every where! We passed through one narrow street that was literally impossible for our bus to negotiate . .there were cars parked on each side of the road - illegally, I might add. Our driver got out of the bus and ...
... Ping Pong (Which his mother is very good at, she beat us all in a tournament), Pool, and some card games. His father, who is very passionate about art, showed me the basics of Chinese calligraphy, because Barry had told him that I was interested in it. He also gave me a couple of brushes so I could practice on my own. All together, we made 饺子(Jiao zi, Chinese dumplings usually made by the whole family near Chinese New Year) and had the pleasure of ...
... day, really warm and sunny.
We got back and had a lovely evening with Silvie at home as she had cooked a lovely Morroccan curry and couscous.
Very relaxing weekend!
We are both in Ningbo for the rest of the week visiting all three of our centres.
Will and I got the 11am train from Nanjing to come down to Ningbo to stay with Silvie, the CP of Ningbo Xiaoshi IB School. We spent a lovely afternoon having lunch at Pizza Pino by the river, and then walking along the river to have a cocktail at the Marriott Hotel.
In the evening we went to a restaurant and wine bar to meet up with Aly and Zephyr (Silvie's lovely art and English ...
... life in Ningbo.
The following Monday, I got my course schedule set up with the school I'm attending, which is located in the downtown area of Ningbo. There are many parks and markets to be seen around Tianyi Square and I still haven't seen it all. I have one on one classes everyday for three hours, in which I chat a lot with the teacher and improve my listening and speaking, but also study from the book the school provided.
I later met one of ...