Easy Motel Zhenjiang Zhongshan West Road
Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
Unfortunately Barrie has been unwell and is struggling but
bravely carrying on where he can. A couple of others in the group have also
been feeling unwell so we presume the same virus. Sharon is so caring and
escorted us to a Chinese pharmacy last night which was an experience in itself!
Very old fashioned and little boxes on the walls containing medicines. So a bit
of trust in our tour ...
... both cats and dogs strung up like the pigs and cows. You could get very upset by this (I did) but I guess you have to accept that this is a different culture and accept it.
Laden with goods for our cooking class sans cat and dog we walked to the restaurant for our cooking lesson.
The cooking lesson was amazing! We all went to the kitchen and donned our Chefs hat and aprons! We cooked 3 dishes, Beer Fish which was Catfish in beer, Go Bang Chicken and ...
We have at last managed to defeat the Great Firewall of China, to bring you unadulterated access to our adventures!
We'll update it as often as we can, but we're already behind so bear with us...
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... to the Great Buddha, Sakyamuni. His figure dominates the center of the room while statues of other Buddhist gods surround him. These gods are responsible for the good harvest and peaceful life of the people. The remaining space is that of the Scripture Repository.
However, the most spectacular feature is the Qiling (soul living) Pagoda. First built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the tower was later burnt down during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and then ...
... looking around this Museum - more down to earth and really gave you a feel for the olden times in Zhenjiang.
Time to head to the bus station and find my way back home. More Chinese and I had my ticket. Ended up on a "local" bus which took rather longer than I epxected to get back as it stopped along the way letting people on and off. No actual bus stops to be sen so I assume the locals just know where to be!! Home safe and sound by late afternoon. Time for a quick rest ...