Next on the itinerary was Hainan Island or "Asia's Hawaii." Let me tell you it was pretty tough to take!! We enjoyed the beautiful scenery at "End of the Earth" beach, monkeyed around on "Monkey Island," (Can you tell who the monkeys are?), had a little scuba activity at Yalong Bay and just flat out enjoyed being warm and relaxing with massages and frozen fruit smoothies. We think we'll come back and teach again if we can do it in Sanya.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The first stop on our whirlwind tour was Shanghai--one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Amazing architecture, skyscraper buildings, old and new combined in a beautiful way. We visited the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. I had to drag Terry away from the 70th story bird's-eye view and back to ground level. He loved being up there. We visited a wonderful wax museum and art museum as well. The weather was foggy and freezing, but we managed to enjoy the peaceful Yu Gardens and Bazaar. The shopping was fun as they were preparing for the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The last stop on the itinerary was a silk factory where we were shown how the little silk worms do their thing.....we really appreciate all the beautiful (yet strong) silk products we love. (Click here for all Shanghai photos)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Okay, I know that the blog needs to be updated. We've been doing are best to see all of China during semester break. I am trying to get photos downloaded and thoughts together, but alas there are thousands to choose from and it is taking some time. I guess I will do it a little piece at a time while I am desperately trying to prepare for the second semester (I'm having difficulty focusing). Our love goes out to everyone during this "month of love!"