Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
The first thing I saw as I came out of the subway station in Guangzhou, China was a tree. This was reassuring. The second thing was a McDonald's. This too presented a certain familiarity but it was mixed with a sense of disappointment. Despite this, these two things (the tree in a park and McDonald’s) gave me a chance to rehydrate, compare costs against Australian (a Big Mac set was advertised for about $4AUD, it's probably $8 in Australia), and unwind ...
... ticket said "Invalid"! I asked the security man why, and he pointed out that it was for Fri, not Thu! Oh, no - so bad!
Off I went to the ticket counter and got it changed with no extra charge, and left at 4:30, still with my window seat. We had lots of stops this time, so it took a bit longer, but I wasn't in a hurry and enjoyed the trip. Of course, as I was leaving, the rain had ...
... several times as we all started to look at each other in concern. However the workers at the service windows continued to tap away at their computers. Finally the gentlemen in charge let us know that it was a drill, and we were not under attack. Umm, perhaps that announcement could have been made earlier?
We said the oath in group formation, basically promising to take care of our new children. The ...
... back on until we found some resolution (don't act surprised). We were informed before we traveled to Guanghzou that Beckett's passport (that we traveled to Xinyang by train to get) was incorrect. Apparently, the civil affairs office had reversed the passport pictures of Beckett and Wynn, who is his friend from his orphanage (I knew that lethargic chain-smoking photographer behind the computer was going to be trouble).
What exasperated the problem was that ...
... with the procedure if it is traumatic for them.
Every child going in came out screaming and there were two nurses who took the children into the room. Beckett went in without too much fuss ( he might have looked back at us) about 15min later he emerged screaming and we were informed the two nurses could not hold him down and that they were going to get a third nurse for support. We were hoping that they could ...
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