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... similar. I figured that next time I go past that wasy the trees might have their leaves and I will not be able to see what is behind them. There were many people out collecting sticks and carting them back home. From what I could see most of the people were older or women. I gather all the young ones have gone into the towns to get work. They all had their thick coats on. Most of the land is used for agriculture and there are vegetable farms and fruit tree farms. Many of ...
... we drew, just because of our western looks.
Most Chinese people love foreigners visiting from the west.
And if you even try to speak a little Chinese they adore you like a popstar.
As we moved around we were constantly approached by Chinese people wanting to take a picture with us.
The area was a lot bigger than I expected. There is not just one temple, but several.
Besides that you can go up the ...
Today we left the academy towards the city Xinyi (20 min)
The first time actually for me to travel with local public transportation.
As we took place inside a small bus I noticed straight away how the local folk turned their attention to us. Amazed by our western appearance (what seems to be very rare in this region) they tried to interact with us..
The bus was very crowded. For ...
... is that its parks, gardens and the city itself was built around a network of artificial lakes. The drawback is that apart from that and its decidely low-rise atmosphere, there wasn't much else.
I had tried to buy a train ticket from Kaifeng to Shanghai where I hoped to strike out for Hangzhou and my friend Malcolm who is living in a Buddhist temple nearby. Lonely Planet said this was "difficult but possible". The girls at the desk in the ...
... us at the Karaoke Club adjoining a big hotel in Zhengzhou for singing and more drinking. A repeat of our last trip where the music and singing were all in Chinese except for the duet that Cheryl & I did together....enough said!!!! We are told the room has cost them 5,000 yuan which is approx $750. Cheryl begs to be dropped off at our hotel as it is already well past midnight and she knows from experience it will be a very late night. I soldier on for ...