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I wasn't sure about what to post, so I thought I'd start with some pictures from visiting Chiang Kai Shek in his very big house. Unlike Mao, CKS isn't actually resident in his memorial hall. There's a rather big statue instead, which you have to climb up 89 steps to pay your respects to (89 being the age he was when he copped it). There's the... National Theatre (I think it was, I don't remember) on the grounds as well - that's the red building in a couple of the pictures. There was, all in all, a very nice atmosphere here - a couple of people hawking toys (but not many), kids having the craic, and people paying their respects but also mostly just waiting to see the chaging of the guard (I got a video of that which I'll email at some point) and people practising amateur dramatics in the park area by the theatre.

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Mar. 15th, 2011 09:28 pm
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Baotou pictures. I'll endeavour to be less lazy with this one since it's BT.

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And these three are form Christmas Day. We had a White Christmas, heh
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And Happy Other New Year~!
oh god, I know - I'm terribly at updating this. To illustrate that point, I shall now post a bunch of pictures from Hong Kong.
The first day I went looking for the tram to go up Victoria Peak (Google it! It's class) I took a wrong turning coming off the ferry and ended up in some great windy streets on Central. I was perfectly happy with this state of affairs, to be honest. It was a nicer side of HK and the way the houses clung to the hills, roads snaking upwards reminded me of Ushuaia... Idk if I've said this, but HK reminded me of Ushuaia a lot except busier, hotter and with Cantonese people in it... uh, yeah. Anyhow, pictures :D;;

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That day, when I went looking for the tram, my wandering led me to the Sun Yat Sen museum. I never realised I was from the South - although, thinking about it now, 'yat' isn't a Mandarin syllable... But whatevs, didn't know that then. It was really cool because they have great respect for him on the Mainland too.
The next morning, I went back bright and very early indeed to go to the tram at last. Here's a few pictures of the view plus a couple more just of the buildings.
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And it's reaching back in time.
These are some pictures I ought to have posted a long time ago. I'm not entirely sure why I kept forgetting. The school is on the 7th floor of a business building and, when I arrived, back in August and September, I was staying on the 11th floor of a a hotel right beside the school. This all means that I got quite a few pictures of the Baotou skyline. Not that there's anything that great about Baotou and it's buildings, but the mountains sure do make for an impressive backdrop.
Well, this is obviously not what the BT skyline looks like :p I went to the museum with two of the other teachers here a good while back and got a photo of a dog who was hanging around outside, playing with paper that was blowing in the wind. I don't know what the breeds involved are, but a lot of the mutts around here are utterly adorable. Most Chinese people don't really know about caring for pet dogs yet, so there's a lot of strays, but it honestly seems like even they tend to have an ok temperament *says the girl who misses her dog~*
Hanyway, on to the buildings.

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Dec. 10th, 2010 01:49 am
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More pictures. Laptop doesn't like to read phone cable or this wouldn't have taken quite so long.
These first two are from that wetlands park. I missed them last time. The rest *points down* are all from the first HK trip.

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Nov. 16th, 2010 01:48 am
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Some pictures from Baotou.
This is Gangtie Dajie at night. That's pretty much the main road in KunQu district (where I live) and is where the hotel is that I was staying in when I first arrived.
Victory Mall is a pretty new place on Gangtie Dajie. I post because, although you probably can't tell in the blurry picture, that shiny white thing out front is a statue of Mao. The Lad Himself doesn't actually glow, it's just all the neon reflecting off of him that's doing that~
This is a Fionn. In the picture she can be seen wandering home early from a staff dinner because the Korean restuarant was overly noisy and had poured fish sauce over all the salads so she couldn't eat anything.
Last Tuesday I went to Hohhot for yet more visa business. A dust storm (my first~) started up Tuesday night and continued all the time I was at school on Wednesday... Guess who'd forgotten to close her bedroom window before going to Hohhot... xD Heh, oh well. There was MUCH dust. I finally cleaned it and gave the floor a good mop today, so everything is nice again ♫
This is my Wei Ren Min Fu Wu bag.
These are a couple of flyers I got from the theatre in Hong Kong. Not sure if you can see it properly in the pic, but the higher up one is for The Merchant Of Venice.


Nov. 3rd, 2010 02:59 pm
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Went to a wetlands park in DongHe (district of BaoTou) one of the days during the week long holiday with K. Not much to say about it really. Got in a nice boat. Stopped off at a couple of small islands with miserable animal parks and Buddhas. Happy peacocks and peahens though. Random warriors of the terracotta army. I doubt they were the real deal but I do feel I don't particularly need to go to XiAn anymore.

Some of the fish were alive. Most were more fortunate. Nice views though.

This was also were we found the Mao museum. It was a labout of love for this one dude and his friend who'd been collecting memorabilia for 17 years. This is where I bought my 'wei ren min fu' (Serve The People) bag... which I can't find a picture of on google. It's both functional and patriotic.

Many pictures. They're all thumbnails, so you can click them to make them bigger.
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