Spent the day at the school then headed back to the apartment to drop off our backpacks. We then went in search of an Indian Restaurant called Masala Bites. I was so happy to find it about a mile away from the hotel. Jason got the Chicken Vindaloo and I got Chicken Korma, the poppadum’s… Continue reading Day 3: Dec 2nd, 2021: Indian Restaurant
We ate breakfast in the hotel today. Our walk to school is about a mile and takes us 10-15 minutes. After Jason’s class, Iris took us to the bank to open an account so we can be paid and so we can pay for things. In China they use their smart phone to pay for… Continue reading Day 2: Dec 1, 2021 To the Bank, then Shopping!!
I didn’t realize that being in quarantine would be so hard! We have been in a nice hotel room for a total of 3 weeks. I thought I would enjoy the rest – after I broke and dislocated my toe the day we left! But I hated it. So it’s a Tuesday and we got… Continue reading Day 1: Nov 30, 2021 OUT OF QUARANTINE!!
We are in a city named NANSHAN, which is very close to Hong Kong. Our hotel is very nice, nicer than the last one but smaller. We are in this hotel room for quarantine as the city we are checking in to requires people to be in China for 21 days before you can go… Continue reading Nov 27th 2021: Still in quarantine and having Wi-fi issues.
Today we get to leave our quarantine hotel to move to a city called Shenzhen. We found out yesterday that we have to quarantine another week in the new city which is a few hours away. They are coming to pick us up and drive us there. I will begin to update every day, hopefully… Continue reading November 23rd 2021: Moving day to quarantine in a new city for another week 🙁
I know I promised to post each day, but I lost my motivation. We knew we would be in quarantine for 14 days, but it is definitely hard to be stuck in a hotel room and not be allowed to leave. There is no balcony but we could open the window. They provided 3 meals… Continue reading November 22nd 2021: Quarantine day 14
Jason hand makes the dough for our pizza dinner. His pizza is always super amazing! My dad joined us for dinner tonight. Jason and I are super busy tearing the house apart as we have to leave tomorrow night to drive to Orlando.
The passports arrive at 1030am. This is really happening… it felt real before but now time is running out. Several hundred times of me packing my case and checking the weight will occur over the next 24 hours. Items put into the suitcase and others taken out as I try to match the 50lb weight… Continue reading November 2nd 2021: Passports with visas arrive
We had been waiting on our visas to arrive, they should have been ready for October 15th. The paperwork is very complicated because it’s mostly in Chinese! Today we were certain our visas would arrive on the 5th so we booked everything from flights to car rental and hotel. SURPRISE…we get an email stating the… Continue reading November 1st 2021: 6 days before the flight…we just didn’t know it yet.