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An Awesome Spring Outing Number 1

Today I arrived at my kinder and find its Spring Outing day.... yeeeup, you'd think they'd tell ya of such events.

It China.
Living at schools, I've woken up to 99% empty schools and had to ring someone... oh sorry we have five day holiday.

Oh thanks for telling me.

But anyhow.
This weekend is Qingming Festival.. or in English. Tomb Seeeping Festival. So today we had one of our Spring Festival (qingming) outings.

I went with my Senior Kinder classes to an ancient village, 1500 years old.... there have been people living there that long. The buildings, are ofcourse hundreds of years old.
Much longer than the Australian government decided to kill n take the original Australian people that have been to proven to live in Australia for over 12,000 years.

More like 140,000 years!

We had an awesome morning.
4 years ago I moved to this little part of Huaia'ng city. 40 minutes by bus out of the city. So I had been here many times snacking on the end of my bike rides.

But it was so wonderful to see my students reactions when they met an actual OLD/ANCIENT Part of China.

Tomorrow, another Spring Outing and then a three day weekend. Because, that's how China does it... Celebrating Festivals. Unlike Australia, whose politicians take away and celebrate their own wealth!

Hexia Town is located in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province with a history of more than 2500 years. It is one of the core protected areas of Huai’an historical and cultural city. Hexia is the hometown of historical figures such as Wu Cheng’en, author of Journey to the West.

Which is ... Monkey Magic!

Geographically, Hexia is at the center of North-South communication. It has formed a unique food culture, is one of the important birthplaces of Huaiyang cuisine and regarded as the first town of the famous Huaiyang cuisine.

Hexia has inherited lots of famous Huaiyang cuisines so far, such as Wenlou crab soup bag, Wenlou Steamed Dumpling Filled with Crab Cream, Wenlou Egg Pancake with Pork and Shrimp Egg, and Eel Banquet. In addition, there are also plenty of snacks here in Hexia.

Posted by eddakath 10:30 Archived in China

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