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Since it was China's birthday (Happy birthday!), we decided to get out of Beijing for a few days to start our travelling. However since everyone is off on the National Holiday and China has a 'big' population.., the trains were booked up and the only place we could get to was Tianjin. So off Me, Kevin, Charlotte, Colin, Mieke and Shona went.
Tianjin is only an hour away on the train but it still meant getting across Beijing at six o'clock ...
... on the distance it would travel on one charge of its battery. So I had charged it up and set off, continuing in a pretty boring sort of manner at 21 km/h for the 11 revolutions.
I wonder how many people wondered about the foreigner going past every 3 minutes or so …
(I have taken the pictures over the last 3 years. Consequently all four seasons could be represented, not just summer as it is ...
... to meet our driver and guide by 6 to start
the 3 hour drive to Tianjin. We drove straight to the orphanage and
arrived just after 9AM where Jaden was staying and met with one of the
directors at the orphanage to start the process. A few papers signed and
the all important Notice of Travel was handed over and then we waited
what seemed like hours as they went to go get Jaden. His caregiver
brought him in and we got to hold our son for the ...
... 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 ...
Well, off again. To Thailand again.. A little different than last year. I am not traveling alone this year. Another co worker and one of his friend will be traveling with me. Although we all have different agendas but that's fine with me. We departed beijing at 10:30am and will have a two hour layover in Shenzhen. So far so good. Air china is (so far) been a nice airline. Great in flight service, a meal. No tvs, but I think I am ...