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... of a 4 year PhD course of study – pity it was not in English as she was somewhat difficult to understand at times.
First visit was to Qingjing Temple – an 11th century mosque founded by the local Muslim community. The original mosque is now only ruins and a modern functioning structure sits alongside. It appears there is tolerance for all brands of religion in China although the Muslim community is ...
... know is one of the more famous ones. It was great because it was so early in the morning that I had the place to myself and it still felt very real, rather than geared up for tourists - all kinds of farm animals wondering around the paths, the residents here sitting outside chatting or playing cards, and inside the tulous (you could wander in but not go upstairs) people were busy having breakfast, washing clothes, cleaning or sorting out the animals. So nice, peaceful ...
... of a hindrance than a help, as many of the roads are not written in, and then some steps up might be drawn in as a road. It took us a long time to realize this, and so it has taken us all three days to get home without getting lost. Luckily, toilets are everywhere, and so getting lost isn't a problem. Locals have set up 'restaurants' in their little courtyards, and so there is always somewhere to eat. Seafood is the speciality here, and so that's what we have eaten. Oyster omelets, ...
... side streets where Gillian found a number of shopping bargains - high quality, very fashionable things at 'only in China' prices. Interestingly the top global name brands have stores on the main streets, are coveted by the increasingly well off Chinese but prices are as much or more in North America - while the side streets offer very good quality at significantly better prices. Before heading back to the boat we took the time to join them at one of ...
... a souvenir shop and went and bought some special biscuits that are only produced for special occasions once a month and they are meant to bring you wealth!!!( yes should have bought lots of these!!)
Next we were back on the bus and headed towards the beach. Again we were having to cross another busy road but made it, dodging cars and buses!! Down on the top of the hill, was a Buddah statue which overlooked the sea so he was the Sea Buddah. We were able ...
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