11.12.2008

Pearl River Cruise

Malia with statue representing chinese women over the years.
She is the new generation !
This evening we were treated to a 'Grand Finale' of our trip from the guides. We had the pleasure of going on a dinner cruise. I have been on them before, but I must say, this one was by far the best one yet. You can not imagine how beautiful the city is on the Pearl River in Guangzhou. It is breath taking. They do not spare any expense making sure that the rivers edge is as beautiful as it can possibly be. The weather was breathtakingly mild and so pleasurable. I actually found myself not caring if I was able to eat from the buffet or not. I was just wanting to soak up as much of the atmosphere as I could possibly do.
Rick, Jennifer, Malia, Spencer and Elsie our guide.
The 'Dynamic Dou' proving they were innocent . Elsie whom we have grown to love and Spencer D. I was thrilled to get this shot.
Malia's first boat ride
Earlier in the day we had a lot of free time. We grabbed a taxi and headed over to Shaiman Island. It is very quaint and picturesque. We ate lunch at a place called.....drum roll..... Lucy's ! We were able to get American (sorta) food there. We treated ourselves to hamburgers and french fries. They didnt taste quite like ours, but it was close enough. Malia got to eat some french fries for the first time. We met a chinese girl that had on an Indiana Hoosiers t-shirt on. Way too funny being that we were on the other side of the world. I had to take her picture for Tom's sake. She was very pleasant and especially friendly, as they all are. We were able to get a glimpse of the White Swan Hotel. This is normally where they put adoptive parents, but they were booked up and we ended up in the China Hotel. We are actually glad, since it gives us ample opportunity to experience more of the Chinese culture. Our taxi ride back to the hotel was just too funny. If you have 3 vehicles headed for 2 lanes, the first one there gets the spot. Eeeeek! When we turned into our hotel parking lot, Spencer and Peggy ended up over in my lap. We were all laughing our selves silly. The cab driver probably wondered what we found so funny. So much to tell!

Shaiman Island.
Lucy's Bar and Grill

The chinese people love Americans. They stop and smile at Malia knowing she is going to America

Malia's first french fries The White Swan Hotel

Hand carved !




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

I am afraid of boats/water/bridges, etc. But the beauty of this dinner cruise could persuade me to give it a try.

What is the first thing you want to eat when you return?
Lou

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