Motel 168 (Nanjing Yangpixiang)
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This is a small hillock in the south of Nanjing where legend has it that an young monk named Yunguang started preaching and raindrops fell from the heavens and rested as agate stones on the ground.
It later became an execution ground for the Nationalists when Nanjing became their capital in 1927 and it is alleged that 100,000 communists, intellectuals and peasants were murdered here by the Kuomintang.
... Eventually someone walked us to the door of the restaurant. It was a sports / Beatles bar with Beatles memorabilia and recorded music playing while we dined on Japanese food. We didn’t quite get what we thought we had ordered, but the food was still nice, and it was our first meal in China without the kids.
Saturday night we had dinner at Blue Frog in Aqua City with a handful of Ford families. The kids bought ...
Monday we arrived at school very late as many roads were closed due to the flooding. Thankfully, we weren’t the only ones. It was ‘Move along the bus’ day and the children were visiting their next-years teachers, which is why I needed to attend. I brought home-made chocolate cakes into the twin’s classrooms to celebrate their birthdays.
Tuesday I accompanied all the Year 3’s on their end of year ...
... so I bought a lovely blue floral fan which made everyone else come up beside me to enjoy the breeze! The mausoleum itself was not that exciting, a small room with a statue but intricately decorated walls and ceiling. We sat at the top of the steps for a while and then went back down the hill on foot to the metro station (on the way up we took a little open sided tourist buggy). Once back at the university we ...
Although the days are flying by, our contract here is for 3 years, and at the moment, that seems like an eternity!
Last week was filled with Oliver rehearsals, Karate training, bike riding, humid weather, frizzy hair and swimming galas (junior and senior). During the galas, parents were predicting children's results based on their nationality. Looks like my kids were representing Australia! Haha. Sorry Oz, but we only came midfield.