Trip Start Jan 16, 2008
117Trip End Jul 28, 2008
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Once aboard we caused great fascination, in particular Kim reading her book who was the subject of much photographic exposure! Knowing when to get off was an equally great challenge as no one in the carriage spoke a word of English - in the end a man next to me wrote on his newspaper "STOP GO"!?!?! An insightful comment, we thought...our translation was at the next stop we had to get off - fortunately we were correct!
Our visit to Luoyang was to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Longmen Caves
The highlight was the 17 metre Buddha that dominates the rockface with its towering presence. Sadly some of the statues have been stolen or defaced over recent decades, but thankfully security seems to have been tightened so that this wonder will remain a treasure for everyone to enjoy.
Before leaving we dropped in to Dr Lee's restaurant for a bowl of warming noodles...unfortunately Rob's careful selection off the picture menu ended up with a dish containing an unknown meat substance! After a thorough inspection and poke with her chopsticks, Dr Chrystal declared that it was officially "forehead tendon"...strange is perhaps being a little polite!!?!