The Astor Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tianjin
... day of more paperwork
tomorrow and then the three hour drive back to Beijing. Jaden fell
asleep with no issues at all. He loves having a bottle and you just have
to lay him down and he sucks his thumb and is out like a light. Loving
this little man to bits already. We will try and send some pictures
later but for now its off to bed.
Thanks for all your prayers and support. Today was an awesome day. One I will never forget.
... back that way again about 10 minutes later, having eaten, I stopped and asked the guy "多少钱 / DuōShǎoQián" ('door sh'ou che-an?') - "How much?". “五百 / WǔBǎi” (‘Woo buy’) he replied, Y500, about $NZ100 each.
Nope, not for ...
... didn't! Then the Ayi tells me there is no power.
I start to think about that for a minute - No lights, no computers, argh! It’s going to be a challenge of a day all right.
Then the Ayi tells me (this is all in Chinese. The Ayis can’t speak any English short of "Hello") that it is only on the first (ground) floor. The second & third floors are ok. Whew!
I start to head for ...
... to which the staff agreed they were. And they were.
G offered one of the last two pieces to me & I suggested that we could give one to the caddie who was waiting outside in the sun. I wasn’t sure how he would accept that but he did so quickly & in seemingly good attitude.
After I gave the caddie a NZ 10c coin at the end as a little memento of NZ, G paid her Y200. Oh, I hope she didn’t think my 10 cents was ...
... went to Cholito, a Spanish Restaurant and had some tapas dishes and cocktails. I had a blue Marguerita which was lovely. The food was beautifully presented and was delicious.
We then had the most hairy moment of the day. We got a taxi which seemed quite fun at first. The driver didn't acknowledge us at all, whereas all the other taxi drivers all day had been really lovely. He had the taxi done out like a disco with flashing lights and loud music ...
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