Travel

Day 10 – travel to Guangzhou

Sorry for the delay in posting, yesterday was pretty busy. We got up, ate breakfast and then goofed around the hotel for the rest of the morning. Packing after living in a hotel for a week and knowing that you are just going to live in another hotel for another week is not very fun.…

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Day 9 – The “Park”

First off, last night we slept well. We all went to bed early (Samuel is full tilt and Jess and I are finding ourselves worn out each day). This morning we got up, spent time on FaceTime with the kids (FaceTime works way better than Skype, in case you were wondering), and then headed down…

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Day 8 – Finding spot, Walmart and Park

We are running a little late on our day 8 post. We got up, went downstairs and ate breakfast and then met our guide to head out to his finding spot. Samuel is a great eater.  His favorite breakfast foods are eggs {it’s a good thing since we have chickens}, watermelon and a yogurt drink.…

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Some Videos from our trip so far

Here are several videos from our trip so far. Walking around the market and trying not to get run over. Adam playing Chinese hacky sack in the park with some locals: Samuel’s gotcha day: Walmart in Taiyuan:

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Day 5 – Taiyuan

Today was our first day in Samuel’s hometown. We got up and headed down for the breakfast buffet. There were lots of bread/pastries, steamed veggies, eggs, fruit, dumplings, congee, and some other stuff we had no idea what it was. Breakfast was good and Adam said the coffee was good. After breakfast we walked up…

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Day 4 – Silk Market and Travel to Taiyuan

Today was our last day in Beijing and our last day with Mac and Toby and their girls. We have enjoyed spending time with them, laughing at WWBS and seeing more of Beijing. We loaded up our bags and headed towards downtown. On our first day while we were visiting the Bell Tower and the…

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Day 3 – The Great Wall

Today started out a little later than yesterday {6:30 instead of 4 something} Yea for progress!! We headed out to see the Great Wall.  One of the nice things about staying with friends is that you get to go to the best places where the ‘normal’ tourist don’t go.  It took about a hour or so…

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Day 2 – Touring Beijing

Today started out bright and early at 4 something thanks to jet lag. Once we got our day started we {Adam, our friend (I’ll call her Mac) and I} hopped in the car with our driver to head down town.  If I understand this correctly Beijing has 6+ outer rings {like our 285} and we…

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