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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Almost Home

We are on the last leg of our trip but I am on a hotel computer so no pictures. We had a wonderful time in China. We had planned to spend a few days in Yangshuo near Guilin and then go on to Shanghai bu we liked Yangshuo so much that we stayed there the whole time. It's a smaller town set in thje middle of beautiful karst mountains with the Li River running through it. We took a boat ride,Bike tours, a ride on a bamboo raft and saw an amazing light show. The shopping kept Sach busy when we weren't sightseeing. On the last evening we all had a much needed foot massage before catching the sleeper bus back to Shenzhen. This morning we crossed the border to Hong Kong. We had not booked a hotel so we went to a ticketing office at the train station. They set us up in a brand new luxury hotel for under $100 a night. It is still under construction (the pool is not yet built) but when it is all finished it will be very expensive indeed - 5 stars. We have all decided that we could easily get used to luxury living.
Tomorrow afternoon we catch the flight home. It's been fun but we are ready to get back to normal.

6 comments:

carmel said...

Hey guys!
glad to hear China was great! is my bike on the way? hehe...
everyone has been missing you here so much. it's funny - it went by so quick, it's hard to believe it's only been two weeks since you've been here!
joe's already been on the net checking for tickets to canada so that's a good sign. i think he feels bad about not getting up the day you guys left...lol.
anyway, can't wait to hear about china in detail!
xo
carm
ps rêve and true have been painting up a storm. true's is just amazing and rêve is surprisingly focused and intense while painting, totally different to his normal rambunctious self...
pps. tell sacha that we have the caravan till christmas so if she gets bored an changes her mind on uni she can always come home to red rock....

Katie said...

what wonderful memories you will have forever. Hope your last leg goes well. Rest up and than bring on the pics. :)

LC said...

What a great trip. It will be interesting to see the quilts that are inspired by this adventure!

Libby said...

Sounds like a trip of a lifetime . . . can't wait to see your pics and read all the stories of your adventures.

Andrea said...

It's been interesting reading about your trip. Bet you're looking forward to sleeping in your own bed again...rgnlv

meggie said...

O I can tell you have just had a wonderful time. No wonder Carmel misses you so.
Look forward to seeing pics, & reading of your adventures.