Travel Blogs from Fenghuang
... Funny things my students say: "Ms. April, do you like strong boys? Do you like muscle boys?"
"Do you have a husband or boyfriend?" "Can I be your boyfriend?" "Ms. April you don't looks so good today" "Ms. April, can I kiss you?" "You are wonderful!" "Your hair is like golden!"
During my lesson on thanksgiving, I asked my students to tell the class what they are thankful for here are some of the replies:
... the valley past rice paddies and canyons to a waterfall and then atop a hill to look out over the valley. Unfortunately it was misty so didn't see much. My guide dogs didn't leave me until we arrived safely back in town.
The second day I climbed Pangu peak and then went up the Jiulongxi valley to see the largest waterfall in China - Liusha. Walked in behind it and got soaked.
... music. There's even the cheap buffets to be found. Down one alley I found an all-you-can-eat with 18 dishes on a cart and hoards of people loading up styrofoam containers with food for 10RMB ($1.50). Some were even going back for refills and then filling one last time on the way out and walking away with a container full of takeaway! It's a crazy free-for-all here.
We started our first proper day in Fènghuáng with a very slow start. James was really unwell and had been burning up all night - so no sleep for either of us. Come 6.30 am it was also apparent that we were sleeping in the middle of a building site and a major domestic argument! All we could hear for hours was banging, crashing, shouting and drilling. We finally pulled ourselves together just before midday though and headed down to reception for their recommendations on ...
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