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