Zhuozheng International Hotel
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This morning was different. I didn't go for a run. I didn't sleep in. I got up early in Baoding (population 11 million) and met Daman, some other Yingli staff, and some of the ASC guys before dawn for an activity. We were going to watch a military march! We boarded the bus and drove two kilometres down the road before turning into (you guessed it), the Yingli factory! Did you guess it?
We stood in the cold morning as hundreds of solar workers filed out ...
... builders where I spent an hour walking around with my Occupational Health and Safety clipboard trying to find at least one tick, even just a small one would have been nice.
Yeeeeup, a whole lota safety going on there!
... is where the big surprise came into it.
The old guy (boat owner) took me to an old large fishing boat that had been converted into a restaurant type thing and told me to wait. I thought he was going to go get the small fishing boat that for many years I thought I'd ...
When you travel hundreds of kilometers with no idea you will be greeted with maggot/fly infested and a hole for a toilet just to visit a village where Mother Mary appeared, you know that is faith.
When you have an Archbishop carry your bag on his bicycle to help with your mission, or share his life in confinement for a decade (due to religious purposes) over a simple meal of donkey meat ...
... Mother who was sitting next to her, sell her to potential life partners in the village? Will she ever be happy leading life as a simple village girl or will she go against the norm and move to the city to seek a different life?
Then, I saw a really strange sight where amidst single story, messy and dirty homes, 2 striking towers covered in gold color stood magnificently. It was hard not to miss it. I have reached my final destination, the Shrine of our Lady of Dong Lu.