The last weeks in China

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I planned to see a lot more things in China in the second half of my stay but due to weather conditions and some problems with my thesis I couldn’t really organize all the trips I had planned. Instead I stayed mostly in Nanjing to see the places I hadn’t seen yet, such as the remainings of the old city wall or the Fuzi Miao temple and the Purple Mountain which is covered in countless …

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The Nanjing Massacre

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After basically everything I had planned for this weekend (4/5th of January) was cancelled for several reasons, I had a free Saturday to tick off some of the tourist sites in Nanjing. I decided to visit the Memorial for the Nanjing massacre, which is only 5 minutes’ walk from my apartment. To be honest I didn’t know much about the event up to that point. I only knew that Japanese soldiers killed a lot of …

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Hot Springs

2nd weekend in Nanjing, I met again with Eugene and two of his friends to go to some hot springs a bit outside of Nanjing; we met at 8.15 (earlier than I get up for work…on a saturday!). Again I was glad to be with somebody who spoke Chinese (actually three of them). The bus we were supposed to take left directly in front of us, so the other three negotiated with a guy next …

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