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  • Day63

    National Palace Museum

    November 11, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Last day! Packed up and stowed our luggage at train station before heading to the National Palace Museum. One of the most visited museums in the world. The museum was started to safely store the Chinese artefacts of the Forbidden City, so the focus is art and artefacts from the great Chinese dynasties Lots of beautifully made items in all mediums some of it dating back to 200ad. The two most popular items are a jade stone carved into the shape of a Chinese cabbage and the other a polished stone which looks like a piece of pork belly. Not sure why they're so popular but it is a nation of food lovers! After the museum there was just time for a final bubble tea before heading to the airport.Read more

  • Day11

    Day 6: The Longest Day EVER!

    January 12, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    首先,今天由我们给开平学生介绍澳洲的节日。我们安排了一些活动,从教他们怎么唱澳洲的Jingle Bells、怎么说澳式英语,到怎么踢澳式足球(因为台湾没有澳式足球,我们用的是一个排球)。活动很成功,我们都一直笑。
    在我们把学校到窗子笑破以前,我们和一些学生离开了学校,去士东市场。午饭我们在那儿吃日本菜,然后在市场里参观。今天是一个叫Medusa的同学陪我。她和我 一起尝试了“刀疗”!刀疗是用刀来按摩。做刀疗以前,我们很怕,但是尝试了以后都觉得很舒服。Medusa也教我很多花的中文名字,我特别喜欢兰花,台湾的国花。

    接着,我们去故宫博物馆,但是在进去以前,我们发现有木乃伊展览。对,在台湾我们看到了来自大英博物馆的木乃伊!两个博物馆都很有意思, 故宫博物馆最有名的展品是一个白菜的玉雕,叫“翠玉白菜”。

    Hello Everyone!

    It was a very long day today.
    Firstly, we introduced Australian festivals to the Kaiping students. We organised a few activities , from teaching them how to sing Australian Jingle Bells and how to speak "Australian", to how to play Australian Rules Football using a netball(because there are no Aussie footballs in Taiwan, we had to use a netball). The activities were a success, we couldn't stop laughing!

    Before we broke the school windows, a few students left with us for Shi Dong market. We ate Japanese cuisine for lunch then we were left to explore. A fellow student, Medusa, accompanied me and we had a "knife massage" together! A knife massage is where knives are used to massage around the back, neck and shoulders. Before we got the massage we were a bit afraid, but afterwards we felt very comfortable. Medusa also taught me a lot of flower names in Chinese. I especially liked the Lan Hua, Taiwan's national flower.
    Afterwards we went to the National Palace Museum, but before we went in we went discovered the Mummy exhibit. Yes! We went to see the British Museum's Mummy exhibit in Taiwan! Both museums were very interesting, the National Palace Museum's most famous exhibit was a jade cabbage, called "Jadeite Cabbage With Insects".

    This day still isn't over! In the evening we went to the Shi Lin night market, ate a lot of small snacks and played some small carnival games. We ate fried chicken cutlet, spring onion pancake, Taiwanese sausage, oyster omelette, fish ball soup, papaya milk, carrot juice and roast mushroom. We also played a lot of games. Fitzie played the best, but after spending a lot of money (400NTD = $17.10), we all won a prize.

    We will sleep very well tonight!!

    作者:凯丽 Written by Kelly
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Lingtou, 嶺頭

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