Sloth in the Sun
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
286Trip End Jun 29, 2011
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I was glad to see people out enjoying the nice weather. Despite the slight chill, there were people lying on the beach, flying kites, and riding bikes. We even saw a scuba diver in the shallow water near the rocks.
For dinner, we walked from our hostel to the German restaurant inside the old Governor's Mansion. The food was amazing. I had lentil soup followed by cheese sausage with mustard, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut. We had Paulaner beer and DAB. I never liked beer much before coming to China, save for Abita Amber, but I've grown to like and appreciate it since it's often the only beverage available in Chinese restaurants beside Coke and orange juice.
At the restaurant, we were in a small room with only two other tables and at one of the tables, there was a family with a toddler girl about 18 months old. She noticed us and we noticed her, and we spent the better part of our evening waving to her from our table and clapping when she took bites of her food. When Tiffany and I momentarily stopped watching her, she turned to her mother and said (in Chinese, of course) "auntie clap!" Needless to say, she won our hearts.
When we arrived back to our hostel, we decided to have one more round of drinks in the lounge. We found a large table with soft chairs. A few minutes later, one of the staff came to tell us that there would be a power cut in the lounge, but that we were welcome to stay. After a few minutes, the power indeed went out, and we watched the live band by candlelight.