Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day of rest

We survived yesterday's travel and have today to rest.  We ventured out to look for bottled water and learned that you do not go anywhere without a poncho and umbrella.  It started with a little drizzle and then it poured, filled the street with water very quickly and we took cover under an awning.  Of course at that point Sarah needed a restroom and we have no way of communicating.  Our Mandarin skills are not good enough and the local dialect is Cantonese.  Our facilitator does not go everywhere with us here so we have to try to mime our way through conversations which is rather hysterical.  We went into a bank and asked for restrooms but gave up and walked back to the hotel in the rain.  Of course now the sun is out.  It is very humid here and the air gets thick quickly.  The rain does cool things down a bit but it is subtropical and not what we are used to.  We are getting lots of strange looks from the locals and will be getting more tomorrow when we are parenting two Chinese girls.  
I will try to add a few pictures when I can keep my eyes open longer when sitting.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for pictures tomorrow. Give Sarah a squeeze from us and try to sleep. We are so excited for you!