Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday in Guangzhou...off the island!

A small group of us decided to go exploring this morning, so we crossed a bridge (the wrong bridge, as it turned out) to go into Guangzhou for some more "local color." 

Seahorses
I'll let you guess what these are.  I sure don't know.
We walked past 50 shops just like this one, mostly identical.  I don't know how any of them makes enough money, but I guess there are a lot of people in China. 
Snake skins?
 


You can't even tell how disgustingly hot and sweaty we are! 
We came back to the island and Vince took Jiushu up to the hotel room.  I did some more shopping with Phillip and Tara, another Holt family.  We had a fantastic time!  Phil is of Chinese descent and speaks Cantonese, so he was willing and able to bargain with the clerks for us.  In two stores, he said Tara and I were his two wives, to which they responded, "Oh, you lucky man!"  It was great fun, and I think I have now completed my shopping for this trip, but I'm totally looking forward to shopping the Target clearance rack--no hassle, no bargaining...nice and simple.  

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Sounds like things are going well. I was so happy to see J sitting up -- it's amazing the change in just one week's time!

The Raudenbush Family said...

I think that mystery picture is dried frogs with their legs stretched out. mmmm....yummy.

You mean you can't haggle at Target?

Rita and John said...

I love your photos! You take pictures of such interesting things. These will be great to share with your little boy later.

Krissy said...

thanks for the inside look at china! a land of so many many many people...

themorellis said...

Love all the pictures, Jerusha! Thanks so much for sharing all your experiences. I love reading your updates, and almost cried when I saw J sitting up! That must do your heart some good!!!! Anxious to meet that sweet little guy!

Mike said...

Blessings over your WHOLE family!! It will be wonderful to have all of you back!

Magic Brush said...

Wowza....ew to some of that food! And you don't look hot and sweaty, you look peaceful and content! So glad you said Target and not Walmart! LOL!

2girlpadgetts said...

WE CAN!!