Ed Uneventful day really. As was mentioned previously, got woken up this morning by loud power tools, but still appreciated the air conditioning when we finally dragged ourselves outside (Jo thinks I am obsessed with being cool, but it was 35 degrees again today).
Had a rather pleasant morning at the Confucius family mansion (home to 77 generations of the Kong family, the heir to the house lives in Taiwan at the moment - v. sad that he can't come back to his family home). Lots of lovely little courtyards and gardens. Lots of nasty little insects that like Eds and Jos.
Caught the (air conditioned) bus to Tai'an, which is the town at the foot of Tai Shan (a big holy mountain - holiest mountain really). Got a dormitory at the Tai'an Hotel for Y60 each, which turned out to be just a five person luxury room which we appear to have to just the two of us. Going to climb the hill tomorrow, so we have got hold of some salty western bread and have some of Jo's jam left. Unfortunately we were so hungry that we stupidly decided to buy some "butter" in the chinese bakery - it has (had) the consistency of lamb fat and the taste of a good anaesthetic. It is now disinfecting our lavatory bin.
Just popped up into the internet cafe for a bit to write this nonsense. Hope someone is reading it.