Ni hao, friends! Yes, we finally find ourselves in beautiful China!
We arrived late Thursday evening into Guangzhou. Our friends, Tam, Michelle and their son, HaoYin, our godson, and Michelle's sister, Raychel greeted us at the airport. We loaded our bags onto a bus, then to a taxi, and then a short walk and we arrived "home" at their apartment. After a quick sleep, we headed out 3 hours from the city to Tam's parents home in the village.
For some reason, I can't type the text to go with the pictures, so I'll just have to make a general statement about the attached photos and we'll do our best!
Yes, life in rural China today is pretty rugged. They have electricity and running water - just not the way we know it. The people that we met were all very friendly and excited (and a little surprised!) to see Westerners - not a common sight around here.
We spent one night in the village and then returned to the city the following day. In one day, we were on a motorcyle (yes, it is common for 3-5+ people to ride on one bike!), a bus, a subway, a taxi and an airplane.
After a late evening flight, we arrived in Nanchang and checked into our hotel. A hotel room with a child's bed, just waiting for our Zabi-Chu to sleep in!
I can't find (or forgot to pack!) the cord that connects the computer to the internet connection in the wall (my, aren't we articulate?), so this morning (yes, it is about 6 AM and I am up!) we have to find a way to purchase one of those cords or go to a business center at the hotel to send this post out.
One more day, ONE MORE DAY, until we meet our sweet daughter!