Day 5, Continued
After our Vietnam waterfall adventure, we headed over to a place called Jiuzhou. To our surprise, the blue sky decided to make an appearance! We were quite confused, considering it had been raining every day for the past four weeks.
Jiuzhou is the home of embroidered flower balls, a remnant of an old Chinese marriage tradition. Girls at the marriagiable age would have her suitors gather at the bottom of her balcony, where she would throw one of the balls into the crowd. Whoever caught it would be her groom.
People keep asking me how the economy is doing here. Well, today was some sort of general strike, so none of the interns went to work. One of them is stuck in the hospital, despite being quite recovered now, because the specialist is on strike and won’t be in the hospital to check him out. There is so much discontent here.
Well, more time to blog.
We woke up bright and early on the second day in Athens to climb the Acropolis. In Athens, there are a great many dogs, more so than Nafplion. One followed us alone the way to the basee of the Acropolis until one of the interns told it to go away, in Greek. While waiting in line to get into the Acropolis, there was a huge dog fight that scared half our group from sitting patiently listening to Mata, our teacher-tour guide.
Dear Mom, all the dogs here in Greece are HUGE. Half bear, I think. Beware.
Thankfully, most seemed too tired to do anything but sit.