Travel

Tech advise for your trip to China

I have started a new blog at www.dadtime.co to talk about being a dad and about adoption topics related to being a dad. So, over there I have written a post about how we used technology in China. Check out the post here.

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Day 18 – Traveling Home

Sorry for the delayed blog post. Traveling for 26 hours from door to door will do that to you. We have been jet lagged and reconnecting with our other kids and figuring out what it looks like to be a family of six. We started out our morning early, eating breakfast and checking out of…

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Day 17 – Shamian Island

Today we ventured back out to Shamian Island. Shamian Island is an island that was once inhabited by westerners as I understand it. They made it into an island (with a waterway around it) and the buildings on the island are a cool mix of western and eastern styles. The island is really pretty and…

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Dy 16 – Hanging Around

Today was relatively uneventful. We did a little shopping in the morning for some souvenirs, which was fun. I’m still convinced that all malls in China must be required to be 6 levels with shops that average in size of about 10 by 10 or less. We ate lunch in the room and tried to…

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Day 15 – US Consulate Appointment

Ok, so I need to preface this post with a little info about how China adoptions work. A very long story short, to adopt from China you go through months and years of paperwork, home studies, and all kinds of mile markers, and then at the end of that very long process you get your…

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Day 14 – Dinner Cruise

Today we got a slow start. Doing the zoo and circus in one day will wear you out for sure, but it was worth it. We ate breakfast as usual and then headed out behind the hotel to explore the hotel’s little garden area. It was impressive. Tons of fish in neat little ponds and…

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Day 13 – GZ Zoo & Circus

Today is day 13, hard to believe that we have been away from our kiddos for 13 days. While don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed our time in country, I am just ready to get back home with all my kiddos in one place. Only 5 more sleeps until I get to squeeze their…

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Day 12 – Touring Gaungzhou

Today started in the middle of the night with Jess throwing up, food poisoning, no fun. It was a long night and she didn’t get much sleep. So, this morning I let her rest and I took Samuel down to breakfast by myself. On the way down I bumped into some new friends so I…

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Day 11 – Medical Tests

We woke this morning rested and ready to go, had a FaceTime call with the kiddos at home, and headed down to breakfast. At breakfast the drastic difference in our new location really showed. There were American families here, lots of them! We are finally in a hotel with other families that are adopting that…

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