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Travel Blogs from Tianjin
... What a
great feeling that was. Then the screaming ensued. The caregiver stayed
for several minutes as Lorilee asked all the important questions
regarding routine and food. Poor Jaden could hear the sound of his
caregiver's voice but wasn't able to go to her. After we got all of our
questions answered we were able to have a tour of the orphanage. It was
really special to see the place Jaden has spent the first 20 months of
his life. We ...
... 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 ...
... the first 9 holes and had a couple of bar-b-que (BBQ) spikes (nice), a drink of tea or juice (free) and a beer. I suspect we had a beer only because G asked me if I wanted one and, thinking he did, I said OK. Ah well.
After a few more holes G asked if I wanted some watermelon at next stop. There was a little café manned by two staff where G & I ate some watermelon until there were two left. (I had asked, in Chinese, if the watermelon ...
... like. But, we got an instant feel of the traditions of coughing, *******, burping and spitting from our driver who enlightened us to this in the first 3 mins of our journey. Our driver from the airport to the Factory was falling asleep!!! I was sitting in the front and the roads were covered in snow, only 1 lane was in operation and he was drifting from side to side and slowing down when his foot stopped applying pressure to the accelerator then when he realized he ...