Friday, June 15, 2007

Guilin

We transferred to Guilin Thursday. This is a beautiful city. I think this would be a wonderful place to live in...much smaller than Beijing. We had yet another Chinese group lunch...but we're at the point where we really don't eat. Instead, we just grab a peanut butter cracker in the room.
We visited Reed Flute Cave which is a huge cave inside one of the many limestone hills here. We were then off to an Art Museum. One of the artists showed the kids how to do traditional Chinese painting...then they got to try it. They were also given a custom painted rice paper with their Chinese name on it...we'll bring that home and frame it.
Group dinner was again at a Chinese restaurant (Emily said it was horrible...she was right). We then went to a HUGE gymnasium where the kids were to play badminton with some local kids. Instead of just "regular" kids, these were like mini professionals that they were to play against. All of the parents just sat in the non-air conditioned room and watched...and sweated. Have I mentioned how the air conditioning just isn't the same?
We're off to dinner now, but I'll try to pop back on later and post a few pictures.
NOTE FROM EMILY:
Hi everyone! It is VERY hot here. My skin is broken out in a BAD heat rash. The food is disgusting! I can't wait to have Mexican food. :-)
Inside Reed Flute Cave


Watching the artist demonstrate how to paint

Some of the pretty scenery in Guilin



4 comments:

LF4E said...

HEY F4E'S, HAVING FUN?? ANY WAY CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER. WELL GOT TO GO, ANYWAY BYE. - LF4E

Anonymous said...

Emily,
We just got back from our week in Mexico and we would love to have Chinese. Trade ya!

We are trying to catch up with your blog. Praying for you guys to have lots of fun.
Gael Nichols

Whitney said...

Hey Emily!
I can completely relate to the food in China! Did you eat at Danny's Bagels while you were in Guangzhou? That and Pizza Hut were the best places to eat in China! lol!

Well, I have to go now, but can't wait to see you in September! :)

~Whitney

Logan said...

Hey Emily!!!

I hope you had a gret time in China!
(Well expect for the ride up there well at least Me, Kassie, Whitney. . . well everybody!!!)

Can't Wait to hear all about it in September!!!

Logan

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