Two stars from the East pay a visit

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 13:54 PM.

Jada said the trip between the two tourist attractions would take two or three hours. She said she had seen the Great Wall, which lies in the north, but not the warriors. Tansy said she had seen the warriors, a more southern destination, but not the Great Wall.

Asked if Christmas is celebrated in China the girls said young people celebrate because it is a reason for a party. They said, in the large cities, the streets are decorated for Christmas in the shopping districts.

Although they attend a Catholic school here, neither girl is a Christian. They said they attend monthly Mass at school but participate in no religious activity of any kind in their family.

Jada said extended families are much closer in China . Her family makes two visits a year to her grandparents who live several hours away.

Tansy said her grandparents live near her home and are visited weekly.

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