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Jon: We met our tour group, largely a bunch of similarly aged people from Norway and the UK, with whom we were to travel the land of China. Our group ticked the cliché boxes. We had the off-the-beaten-track dreadlock guy, we had the fresh-out-of-uni going to experience the world girls who screamed at the rats and cockroaches, we had the guy who had given up his job to work in Australia (Yes, we are also this cliché), the hilariously sexually inappropriate man ...
... classes the other day who formed an attachment to me pretty quickly. She was about 5 and so adorable. When I bent over in front of the kids to check their understand she got up and locked her arms around my neck and her legs around my waist. She kept doing this for most of the lesson that in the end I just picked her up and put her on my hip for the last activity. That might sound strange but over here we are encouraged to be tactile with the kids, so picking her up seems pretty ...
... in Chinese. They might not have been shouting but Chinese just always seems like it is shouted. They were imploring me to get out. I didn't understand what was going on. Finally I got up and started to walk out, when another woman came to me and said that the table was reserved. She led me to a different table and sat me back down. She gave me a menu and I was excited to see it had pictures. Then I realized there was no English printing and I was back to a ...
... a piece of improvised role-playing. The food was good too - our first real, Chinese-style banquet food. More than a dozen dishes were brought to our table; everyone sharing, no formalities, but very pleasant; hot, wet vegetables; beef, duck, chicken, fish of various sorts; lots of strange mushrooms and fungi ("wood ears" is our favourite); dumplings and much more.
We arranged to meet my Dad for breakfast the following day, at the Four Seasons, a posh, five-star ...
... to explore the burial sites once we arrived.
The main site we explored was the tomb of Emperor Qianlong. It was the most intricate of the burial grounds and was decorated with all sorts of Buddhist carvings. It was beautiful physically, and the atmosphere should have been mysteriously chilling. It was really cold and musty underground, and the scattered white lights exaggerated every crevice carved in the walls. I thought that one ...