Keeping dry

Because of the heavy rain this morning, Lulu took me to the museum and we spent a pleasant time just looking at the artefacts.  There wasn’t always much English, so I didn’t learn very much – I recognise it is quite tiring for someone to continually try to interpret things, but Lulu did her best to tell me about a number of things of interest.

We even corrected a mistake in an animal display! – There was a sign listing a “Grey Squirrel” (灰松鼠) as one of the animals in the exhibit.  We took a while to find it, but when we did I told Lulu that it’s definitely a “Red Squirrel” (红松鼠).

She hadn’t seen either in real life, so I showed her pictures of both from the internet, and she told the staff there that the sign was wrong, who agreed that it needed to be corrected (after some disagreement and trying to argue that it was in fact “the internet” that was wrong!!)

It will be interesting to go back sometime to see if they have changed it.

We went to a nearby shopping centre for lunch, and I bought a couple of CDs (strangely, not the ones that I took photos of there in the gallery, but the ones shown here) and some children’s books to try to help myself with my Chinese learning.

We went to a nearby shopping centre for lunch, and I bought a couple of CDs (strangely, not the ones that I took photos of there in the gallery, but the ones shown here) and some children’s books to try to help myself with my Chinese learning.

Then we returned to the museum for a while, and by late afternoon the rain had stopped.  It was amazing how quickly everything dried up because, despite being cooler due to the storm, it was still sweatingly warm.

I decided, partly because of the addition of my purchases today, that I really needed to send some things home by post, as my luggage had become far too heavy with all the presents, so Lulu kindly arranged for a delivery guy to come to my hotel tomorrow.


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