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... this area so friendly. Families were all speaking to us and getting their children to say "hello'. We met a lovely old lady on the bridge in Changsha who told me I was beautiful and desperately wanted to have her photo taken with us. This is an area where they see many Chinese tourists, but very few foreigner tourists.
A really fantastic day, and definitely the highlight of our holiday for me!
We went to the Chen Clan Academy this mornng, stunning architecture. This was a temple built by the Chen family members where their youngsters could come and study for their examinations. A fabulous building going 3 courtyards back. There was a lovely museum with a reconstruction of a Guangzhou house and artworks.
After we disembarked from the night train we checked into the Westin and then made our way to Yuexiu Hill to visit Sun Yat Sen Monument and the Ming Dynasty Zhenhai Tower (Guangzhou Museum).
We then caught a taxi to Shamien Island, a lovely restored area of Guangzhou, full of colonial buildings, wide avenues and street scene ...
... to their home – our cleaning lady is gone for a month! Tim and I are going to the island of Boracay in the Philippians for our break with a couple of days in Manila. Its beaches are ranked in the top 3 in the world – I’ll let you know if we agree!
This past weekend we had a half day inservice on Saturday at school and nobody batted an eye. That wouldn’t happen at home. On Sunday 4 of us hired a car and we travelled to Dafen, ...
... at this little arts and crafts gig and relied heavily on my instructor to create my Chinese knot.
Lastly, in what already was a busy morning, we went out and headed to another building where there a dumpling cooking seminar was set up. Similar to the Chinese knots, this activity too was hands on. In this case, many old grandmas horded the cooking area making their classical dumplings as I peered in for a closer look.
As consequence for my curiosity, ...