Monthly Archives: May 2010

  We had a very interesting trip home this afternoon. When we first arrived, and, until the rain stopped, we were captive to the school bus, driven by Mr. Chen, in the afternoons. In our first month at Castle Hill, Mr. Chen drove us to the plant market. We filled the small bus with plants, […]

If we take the school bus from and to home, it takes at least half an hour. However, if we go by taxi, and use the expressway, it takes 10 minutes. It is well worth the AU$10 in fares each day. Yesterday, our friend, Helmi, had the family car, and drove us to school, as […]

We had a wonderful time, seeing both ancient and modern China during our one-week holiday. The first couple of days were spent in Xi’an, the home of the terracotta warriors. The area has been the base of various empires for more than 3000 years, and, ~2200 years ago, Qin Shi Huang united China, and set […]