Final day of the conference and dinner with our guides

Tuesday 29 September, 2009 – Mogao and Dunhuang, Gansu Province, Western China

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Wong Xedong, Kirsty Alpenberg, Sharon Sullivan, Neville Agnew, Bo Ming, Martha Demas

When the program of the conference workshop finally ended, there was no escape – endless speeches, then a promise of drinks, then some more speeches.

 

Sharon Sullivan was presented with a ‘Chinese’ passport – she too is now a ‘hero of the revolution’, apparently.

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Professor Sharon Sullivan being honoured by Deputy Director of the Dunhuang Academy, Wong Xedong

 

Our wonderful guides took Maria, Sharon, me, Kirsty and LeeAnne to dinner in the Night Market – naturally, it was barbecued mutton in deference to Aussie barbecues. Liu Chen has spent too much time with Phil Bradshaw!

 

We then went shopping in the night market with Sharon & Kirsty. and I finally bought the Generals plate I’d been admiring. Now I just need to get it home!

 

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