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Cold as Snow

Updated on March 8, 2010

Snow on the mountains

The mountains
The mountains
Emperor Yu with snow on his shoulders.
Emperor Yu with snow on his shoulders.
From the university campus
From the university campus
The Buddhist temple at the top of the mountain.
The Buddhist temple at the top of the mountain.
Another view
Another view

Spring?

It is freezing and not like spring at all.  It is very cold and right now the temperature is 2 degrees.  Too cold for me but I must go out in it. 

Normally I have only one class on Tuesday, which I have done, but I have two extras this week, as I missed them last week attending my compulsory government medical check.

In Chinese schools there is no heating - certainly not at the college/university/high school where we are.  We teachers are lucky to have heating in our rooms.  Even the students dormitories do not have any heating.  The best they can do is a hot water bottle.

Very spartan conditions for the students who have 43 lessons a week.  They do it tough in some ways here in China.


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