Day 11: A Trip To Wu Li Qiao
Today Mr. Tafel took Alisa and I to Dali Old Town, where each of us had something to see for our inquiry projects. I went to go see the biggest mosque in Dali, called Wu Li Qiao, and Alisa went to go see all the wood carvers, most of which have conviniently set up shop on the same street. At Wu Li Qiao, we watched a prayers service that was identical to what I'd seen at Wu Qing Zhen Si, although the mosque was filled with adolescent students clad in white robes instead of a bunch of old men. After the prayer service, Mr. Tafel translated for a conversation I had with one of the teachers there, called Mr. Ali. I learned a lot of new things on my topic today, and I am planning to go back to this mosque on thursday again.