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... to one of our neighbours about his new view with the cypress tree removed.
Our getting to the airport using public transport works even better than usual, with a one minute wait for our connection to the train. Even the walk to departures at the airport is shorter, helped by our check-in being in the "A"row. We were at Sydney airport only seven weeks ago, and the changes are remarkable. You fill in your immigration forms out on the concourse now, and ...
Tai = too/biggest/greatest/highest
Shan = mountain
TaiShan is actually not the highest mountain in China, probably not even close, around 1.5km above sea level. It's the perfect hike for a day hike, only 4 hours from base to summit. I took the central route both ways, so every step was paved and every 10 minutes you see rows of hawkers selling everything imaginable, including small ...
This will be our last day in Tai'an.
We spent the morning practicing for the afternoon ceremonies and students had a good last chance to hang out with their Chinese counterparts. While the morning was pretty low key the afternoon was anything but.
After our last school lunch (no more mystery meat sticks) and a afternoon rest (no more of those in America) we went back to ...
I apologize for the lack of photos I finally have some time to add some to each post as the past few days have been quite busy as we end our time in Tai'an.
I can tell some of the kids are really getting homesick and as much as they have loved this trip they are looking forward to being back in Nebraska. Today we had the opportunity to continue our Chinese medicine class and see how suction cup therapy worked. Some ...
The kids had their own day out with their Chinese counterparts so unfortunately I don't have any stories from them. But from what I have gathered we had kids go swimming, go to KFC, make dumplings and a whole slew of different things. The kids all had a great time and many of them said it was their best day yet.
Teachers went for a big lunch with the school teachers and then went to take a rest.
The afternoon was spent in the Tai'an mall which can be said ...