Just a quick update... :)
Kurin and I are still really enjoying China. I mean, don't get me wrong... there are moments, but for the most part, we are both quite happy here.
One of my favourite things to do is visiting the watertowns that are nearby. One is Tongli, and the other is Zhouzhuang. THey are both really great places, and nearby.
Yesterday, Kurin and I were sitting in our Lamien restaurant, and thinking how much we cant wait for someone we know to come visit, so that we can take them around and show them all the places we go, and show off our AMAZING Zhong guo hua abilities. (For those of you who dont know... that means Chinese) :)
I imagine that we will stay here again next year. We are unsure whether that will be in Luxu or if we will be off to a new location. There is a school in Ningbo that looks very interesting... and the principal is very nice.
I will keep you posted.
We just had a week off, and I cant believe it is over already. After the dental issue in Ningbo, we came home and then Kurin headed out to Shanghai for four days. I had to go there on Friday to bring him back, (because his Chinese is not good enough yet to navigate himself back to Luxu on his own) and anyway, we got stuck. China tip for those who should know: DOn't go to Shanghai, when a) there is a major holiday and b) EXPO is starting that day.
Yeah, the planning on our part was as always, stellar.
My advice to anyone who travels, make sure to somehow get a calendar of all important dates occuring during your stay so that your travel does not conflict with those dates. As it is, my taxi driver from Shanghai was very happy with the 400 rmb fare he got yesterday.
I got new hair, because, I have found the best hair dresser on the planet in Luxu. Wo ai Ansen. So I am now sporting a new doo... I think it is faux hawky, and Kurin says it is mullety. I totally disagree with him, but regardless, it looks better than it sounds. :)
Back to school tomorrow. Anyone want to come to China to teach next year or just visit? Let me know.
Love and light
Wendi and Kurin