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Jane and I set off promptly on Thursday morning. We arrived early at Chez Dax, in time for coffee, but Bill had ordered an early taxi so that we could have some revivifying liquid before flying off. Terminal 5 is pretty dire and we had to take a train to our plane. To our surprise, the flight (BA) left on time and the food on board was really quite …
May 15 -
Board the 14 hour flight for China at 12:30 with good old Potbelly's in hand.
Of course the 'rents are chilling in business class while the kids are in steerage.
2 hours into flight - Note from Chris - how amazing was that vegetable stir fry for lunch?
7.5 hours into the flight and they served us ramen …
... we didn't have enough time to go to the original restaurant. We ended up at a restaurant that is attached to boutique hostel on the same street as our own. The restaurant was beautifully decorated, small, filled with flora and fauna, and the food was amazing. We indulged in Western food, namely wood fired pizza and grilled salmon, before heading out to get our bags and head to the train station to go home.
**This entry is post-dated by about three months**
... of class, we watched a Chinese dating show with the advanced Chinese class. It was called Xiang Qin. The term refers to girls over twenty-eight years old needing to find a husband.
For the first episode, a few of the females introduced themselves. One was clearly Chinese American by how she was speaking broken Chinese. Then the lucky bachelor turned out to be a Taiwanese American. They showed a clip of his rapping and it was so bad. We were busting out ...
... the walking bridge and went into another big store to cool off. My umbrella wasn't keeping me very cool. My feet were burning. They were having a big shoe sale, so I did the rounds all through the first floor perusing the shoes. I noticed some knock-off Tom's. They did have some cute shoes. Too bad you never know if anything is real or not.
I made it back to the dorm and was ready to collapse. I changed into some cooler clothes, and my ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility