Friday, April 30, 2010

fyi...

The Internet connection is miserably slow here!  It took so long to post yesterday's post w/ all of those pictures.  But, it did work so I'm happy!  I'm able to get to blogger through 'hotspot shield' that creates a VPN  for you to use.  It's still slow, but does work for now.  There is a great video I took yesterday of the rickshaw ride through that 'neighborhood' I'd love to post but I'm not sure I'll have time.

Also, from reading back through my post I can see I have some grammar errors...expect that for a while b/c I typed that when I was SO TIRED last night!  I didn't even take the time to fix it.  The pictures seem distorted some on my computer, but if you click on them I think they go back to "normal".  Not sure what that's about.  So glad I have my small point and shoot for this journey.  It's much easier to handle than the DSLR, although I would have loved to be able to take some better quality pictures too.  It's just not the focus of the trip...this time.  The Nikon Coolpix I have is pretty good actually, I'm just not used to the delay.  Also, I LOVE the flip camera!  It's amazing! 

So basically our thoughts after yesterdays adventures was that some cities/countries in the world you may be able to navigate on your own, but China is not one of them.  When we approached people at the 'tourist center' of places we assumed they may speak some English...they don't.  That rickshaw ride took us to some nice outdoor shopping area that was full of great stores like Sephora, KFC, MCD's, high end clothing stores, etc.  But we didn't see any 'restaurant'...I guess we were looking for a Logan's or something.  We were so tired from the day we didn't want to venture off the beaten path to keep looking so we got a taxi and went back to the hotel and ordered a hamburger from room service.  It was good...hoping it was actually hamburger meat we ate! ha!  We passed out about 6pm got up at 10pm did a few things and then went back to bed for the night.  This morning we are feeling pretty good. 

The language barrier makes it so difficult to communicate.  It puts you in a whole different perspective! 
We are about to go eat breakfast now and meet with our guide for the day!  You know how thankful we are to have her after yesterday!

7 comments:

D said...

If it's hard and takes a long time you can always go back to emailing me! You KNOW that I'm happy to help!

Tippa Glover Photography said...

I feel like I am right there with you! Love your stories! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen said...

Rosa is amazing. You will love her. Have a wonderful (busy) day and say hi from us!

Becky said...

Now you know why my son got lost for three hours on his bike. And he lived there! BTW, he brought the bike home with him. Would have preferred a new grandchild but.....They did have contact with one abandoned boy baby.

Tricia Thompson said...

Amy,
Thanks for the great pictures and commentary. We were not able to go to Beijing so this is great to see. I love that you and Eddie are adventurous people - it takes that in China and makes it so much fun.

Praying for you as you prepare for Molly Day!

MarshaThompson said...

AMy,
You and Eddie and Molly are all in my prayers. I am so excited to be able to follow your journey - I emailed Karen Beaty and let her know to be praying as well. Praise Jesus for the plans He has seen fit to bless you with in your journey to motherhood - and what a fantastic brother to take this journey with you! Love and blessings, Marsha

Jill said...

A hamburger is the BEST when you're in China! It's hard to find good ole' American food in China. Keep the updates coming... I LOVE reading about your adventures!

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