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... got a beautiful pair of Nikes and dad tried on some timberlands! Changping is wonderful, well layed out, clean, seems like a nice place to live in and Cian certainly knows his was around. Huge difference in people here. In Hong kong we were pretty much ignored, but here, big eyes is what you can expect, Europeans never come here, so everybody stares! We headed to a Japanese restaurant where we took full advantage of the wifi, facetiming caitlin, twice! Dinner was delicious ...
... 8220;(insert Chinese accent ”You have to tell the rest of the Canjet people to study harder, a few more wrong answers and you fail!! Not good enough! You have to study harder!)” “Angela, we studied everything you gave us, we failed on the topics we had never seen before…”
One of the guys did not pass. It shows how completely ridiculous this whole process is (and China is not unique to it). This gentleman is from Johannesburg, South Africa. ...
... much better.
Arrival is at unpleasant 5:30 in the morning but don't worry that you might miss the arrival you don't need to set your alarm, they make sure you wake up even with earplugs, I can promise you!
Unfortunately a few days later I lost my camera so there is not many good pictures from this part of the trip. See the next entry on how to get from Behai to Hanoi.
... sign for any type of food or drink. Here was this sign in English no less.
When we found the café, it was in the shape of a windmill; maybe the only
windmill of its type in all of China. We sat down and had a very good
cappuccino. Here we were with nothing around but this beautiful windmill, coffee
Along the way we gave Connor his present of some miniature
trucks and a plane. Never did I see a child any happier with a present. He ...
... prison after they are released. Yuan said almost none. They don't want to come back. Gene said in the States over 50% return and of all the industrialized countries in the world the United States has the most prisoners per person. Most crimes committed in America are drug related. Just Gene, myself, Lewis and Belinda ate lunch with Yuan. We drove back to the hotel and picked up the rest of the family to head back to Haikou for our last night in Hainan. It was a four hour drive so ...