Arrival in Guangzhou...

Trip Start Mar 27, 2007
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Trip End Jul 25, 2009


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Friday, March 30, 2007

I'm cheating slightly and writing this the following day, but I arrived in China with Gem yesterday afternoon on the train from Hong Kong (i was going to be clever and write the name of the train station, but i can't remember it off the top of my head and i don't have my written journal with me....balls!  ;)

Anyway....her flat is lovely, and i am very appreciative of not having to shower whilst sitting on the toliet in a room the size of a matchbox - as per Hong Kong hostels!  :D  I also slept like a log last night, with bits of bark on my face, surrounded by leaves...*arrfff*... so i am happy.  Gem didn't think i'd like the cereal or milk or anything here either, but i love it!!  It's yummy.  (honest!)
I managed to visit the Foreign Language school which Johnson teaches at last night & meet her friends which was ace - they're a lovely bunch of people & some of the Chinese kids are so gorgeous i just want to put them in my pocket and take them home!  Sooooo cute. 

Hmm....what else..?  Not a lot else to report really, except that we arrived on a DOUBLE DECKER train (!) and NOBODY speaks English here at all.  Roads are a total free-for-all danger-zone, and it's so poor that it really makes you appreciate where you come from. There was a woman begging in the street last night with 2 babies laid asleep on the concrete beside her, which was just unbelievably horrible....it's  a totally different life over here, but i am completely loving it - it's so refreshing....in a humid, sticky, disgusting sort of way...;)

Annnnnnyway - now i'm just waffling!  I will write again soon.  Off to Beijing in 2 days, which i am uberly excited about!!  Great Wall, here i come....woo-hoo!

Peace out breadbins...xxx
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gemmy
gemmy on

when in rome
id like to point out i didnt make carter sleep on an actual log.. she chose to.

hello banane-at work reading your bloggage with keith and we're bored so wanted to leave random abuse on here, know you love it:
'no offence carter but....you've got a face like a troll on acid!'
hehe.
see you in a few hours, PIEFACE
love you like a camel, the blog is tres bien.
when in rome x

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