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... attempt - kung-fu genius!
The next day we went to the original Shaolin temple. Well, I say original but it's actually been destroyed several times over the centuries. One temple did have impressions in the floor where monks had trained so repeatedly that they had left marks. There were also several trees with finger holes where monks would harden their fingers by repeatedly jabbing the trees - mental! We were treated tip another kung fu show, this time from ...
... for customs, Passports and sniffer dogs. The Mongolians seemed a lot more friendly.
Managed to sneak to a shop and stock up before the border with Cereal and Milk and a bottle of Vodka. I had to !. Once we were at the Mongolian check point the Vodka opened up and that was it. The rest is a Blur.
Vodka with apple juice in the heat on a train is not a good idea.
We went for a ...
... The week after midterm week is spring break! So, I won't have internet connection during that time sadly. However, I will blog about my spring break adventure as soon as possible.
I plan to blog as much as I can this month, but don't expect too many posts.
... from beginning to end of camp!
The camp ended with a talent show on Saturday morning. Class 10 did a fantastic performance of Cinderella, the highlight definitely being one of the boys, Mike's performance as the evil stepmother. Everyone was splitting their sides with laughter as he spoke in a shrill 'evil stepmotherish' tone! Their dance, in which I had a starring role, also went down well. I managed to completely embarrass myself by dancing like an idiot but ...
... due to the cold in the city. On arrival, the area was actually warmer than the city, despite the snow, and we enjoyed a fun walk along The Great Wall of China. Having not seen images of the wall in winter, it was a nice experience to see snow and ice here and there on the wall and the cool mist of winter gave the area an eerie feel. We headed off on the side less travelled as there appeared to be less tourists. Largely due to the fact that the direction we ...