Hotel Ibis Shenyang The Centre
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... crowned. In 1644, the Qing government moved its capital to
Beijing and since then, Shenyang Imperial Palace and Shengjing
(Shenyang) came to be known merely as the "sacred place where the dragon
took on wing". During their lifetime Qing rulers from Emperor Kang Xi
to Emperor Dao Guang had come on eleven occasions to offer sacrifices to
their ancestors in Shenyang.
In five days I will be "leavin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again!!" This is a time of trying to squeeze in everything that I wanted to do, but hadn't. Some of that is going to certain shopping markets and looking for treasures! Last Saturday, Mary and I went to the "Dirt Market". It is a huge flea market outside where everything is displayed on the ground - no tables. I guess it is every Saturday morning and isn't far from ...
... a knitting group on Thursday morning. Was fun - haven't knitted for years, but am teaching Christa, Eliana and Sariah. There are Chinese cabbages and leeks outside everywhere! One afternoon I saw two ladies bring out their plastic stools and a cleaver and trimmed the ends and the outer leaves, and then just moved them to a different area.
Friday morning I biked to the Wu Ai market and bought yarn and needles. I also found the ...
Their tea farms are in a different area of China where it is mountainous, very hot in the summer, and doesn't freeze. The flowers for the Jasmine tea have to be picked at exactly the right time. William had many photos to show us of the farms, the flowers, and the factory where the tea is processed.
We were there for 2 - 1/2 hours sipping tea (Jason isn't a tea drinker at all, but he tried ...
... Sometime they are arranged in a certain pattern.
Most recently all the trees on the campus and around our whole area have been painted with something that is white when it dries, but is grey when it is wet and looks like grout. It must be some type of protection for the winter from the sun or insects - not sure.
Sunday mornings the kids attend a Chinese church. I went once, but since ...