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... 8217;t had the opportunity to chat until now. So we obviously started asking questions about South Africa and his flying background. He was in the SA Air Force for 14 years. Bill asked the question “Did you ever meet Nelson Mandela?” What came out of the conversation was something you might read in a book. Miles (our colleague) grew up with apartheid. He remembers when Mandela was imprisoned as a terrorist. Miles was also there when Mandela was released from prison. ...
... EVERY DAY around 18:00 - 19:00. Ticket prices are around 300 - 400 RMB for 1st class in 2 bed compartments.
I recommend to take 1st class one if possible. Not that it makes a lot of a difference but when you get on the boat you will start to remember the Titanic movie and then it might make you feel better knowing you are one of the upper deck guests.... we only could get a 2nd class 4bed ...
... bill would have been at least $280.
We quizzed Yuan about prisons in China. In the U.S. our
recidivism is well over 50%. Yuan laughed and said very few come back. He said
many of the crimes involved violence and the prisoners don’t want to come back
so the number is very low. He said at his prison the emphasis is on training
them in some kind of a trade. They work in factories, while in prison.
When we got back from lunch we headed ...
... new hat, so Belinda put her new hat on Connor. Belinda decided we needed a coffee break so we stopped at a coffee house that was built like a windmill. Gene and I each had a cappuccino, Louis had a latte and Belinda had Hong Kong coffee, which is milk tea with coffee. At dinner tonight, Gene named baby girl, Maggie. He also named Connor at the beginning of our trip. We said our goodbyes to Belinda's family and went up to our room. Around 10:00 pm a friend of Belinda's met us in ...
... directed by Zhang Li Mou who also directed the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He is a world famous director who has also directed Impressions performances in three other cities. Joan and I were fortunate enough to see the one in Guilin. It was outstanding.
Impressions Hainan was incredible but hard to explain. The theatre was round and the front of it opened out to the South China Sea. So the backdrop was palm ...
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