Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy National Day!

National Day (October 1) kicks off a week long holiday in China. Mark even had a few days off, which was great. Here's what we did...

[Side note: You'll notice that Mark isn't in very many pictures. That's cause I lost our small camera, which I used to take pictures and videos from these days, and also our trip to Macau. We are very sad.]

On Friday, we went to the Shenzhen Safari Park (aka the zoo). It was surprisingly fun. And much nicer than we expected. I learned that Chinese people can speak monkey. I had a video to prove it but it's on the lost camera :( So you'll just have to take my word for it.When it is hot (which it always is, in Shenz
hen) the guys walk around with their shirts pulled up. They also go to the bathroom outside. And I'm not talking pee. Stay classy, China.
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Gotta love the "En
glish"I'm a celebrity!On Saturday, we went to Hong Kong. We had planned to ride the junk boat, but decided to save some cash and ride the Star Ferry instead (and we're glad we did cause it was really windy so the sails were down, and the junk didn't even look that cool). I had planned a busy day, visiting a few different tourist places, but we pretty much scrapped that and decided to visit Stanley Market, on the south-side of Hong Kong Island. This part of the island is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely the prettiest scenery we've seen in China. The taxi ride there was so beautiful and we had a fun time wandering around.The Junk BoatOn Tuesday, we went to Hong Kong again. We had to go meet with a colleague of Mark's dad, and we also visited the Nan Lian Garden (one of my favorite places) and got to go to the temple.
Empty Metro...a rare sight.

8 comments:

Amy said...

So excited you guys were able to attend the temple in Hong Kong! Were there a lot of people in the session, or was it in Chinese?

The Nowels said...

Amazing! I'm so sad for your lost camera, maybe it will turn up when you get back.

carLy hart crandaLL said...

between your posts, and the new karate kid movie, china doesn't look all that horrible. i could do that. although i will say the junks in vietnam were uhmazing. china's junks look a little sad. and hey sorry i've been an awful communicator this entire time. we'll catch up when you get back and we are both unemployed! ;)

Lynnette said...

Ok,maybe I'm revising my opinion on me ever visiting China. The pics were so beautiful. I'm still put off by the whole hygiene situation (or lack thereof and all of the mystery food). So sorry about the lost camera...Can't wait to see you. OXOX

Steve and Leslie said...

Ok I am dying laughing of you with your I luv NY shirt on in the middle of all the Chinese and them wanting to take pictures with you. How fun! lol I am shocked by the doing number 2 just anywhere. That is crazy and so gross. haha What an amazing experience! I've really enjoyed looking at all the pics. Ya'll look great!

Eni and Chelsea Tumanuvao said...

oh hey girl! I be missing you! looks like you are having a sensational time! Can't wait to chat with you when you get back! call me

Mark and Lachelle said...

I wanna go visit China! Looks amazing! And can I just tell you my favorite line of your post, has to be, "Stay classy China." Classic!

Melissa and Trevor said...

I went to China and Hong Kong in High School and loved it. We had such a fun time there but I was so happy to be back home after 2 weeks! looks fun!