Aoyuan Health Hotel
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I am lucky enough to have 2 visits from Carol & Don this year, transit stops on their way to Ireland.
They arrived very early on Weds morning, and as it was my day off we made the most of the time, starting with breakfast at McD's at the airport - that most Chinese of all experiences!
There is an airport bus that runs from the golf hotel at my complex, and we had a lovely tiki-tour ride back ...
Today was relatively clear so I decided to go up the Canton Tower and look at the view.
There are all sorts of different options, including a ride around the outside of the tower in small cars on a track - not for the faint -hearted! I left that excitement for now, and stuck to the simple observation deck ticket.
On the ground floor there are about 6 different tables with various models of the city - they are very big on models in China it seems. They ...
... I told them that would had as a soup in NZ, and could easily be the whole meal. It was rather large, and filling, but very good. Not sure why we don't have it as a hot drink, really - would be better for us than coffee?
They told me I need to go back and look around in the daytime - the universities are arranged in 3 circles, and you can hire a bike to go between them as the area is pretty big. Lots of parks, and a big lake in the middle, so I will have a look one day soon.
... so I said ni hau back - you should have seen his face!!!! I always tell them I can't speak Chinese, and he couldn't get over the fact that I had said it quite naturally to him! He told all the others as they came in - teacher can speak Chinese! All said in Chinese, and I know enough to understand that!
Anyway, once the class had arrived, I sat up straight in my chair, and the 2 new teachers started. They did a perfect imitation of me! Who wants to try? ...
... poverty. There will be many tear and broken hearts. I might not be used to this kind of life at first. It may bring discomfort. However, this trip allows me to go through a different life that I have never had, but many children in my country are going through. I will appreciate the life I now have and determine to work hard to fight for the children who are not as lucky as I am.
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