Hello, I am back in Shanghai. We got off the ship yesterday (Sunday in Singapore). It's been a blast, but I miss home. I have so much to share. Some I have forgotten. Hopefully, the photos will bring it back. Free Wi-Fi is a luxury. So I am blogging while I can. I should be in L A today. It's going to be strange because it will be 13 hours difference. I know what the sun rising in the East really means. We were in Singapore yesterday. I went to the site to ...
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Hello All, Please take a look at thus toilet. We call it a squatter. You put a foot on either side and open wide. These are widespread. I have not been brave enough to use it. We are headed to the countryside today. This may be my day to use one. Pat
Last night, we made it to Xi'an, China. It is more modern than Beijing from what I can see so far. We take our first tour this morning p, early. There is a 12 hour time difference. As I write this, it is 5:00 p.m. yesterday at home, strange. When I get onboard the ship, I plan to give you details about the places I have visited. We are doing 10 days on land before we board Celebrity Millennium. It is quite an adventure so far. Pat
Hello Friends and Family, Yesterday we took a trip to a place called the Silk Market. It is a Flea Market (a bit upscale). They believe in bargaining. This was so exasperating to me. I purchased a pair of leather gloves. It took forever. We've been told to never pay the first price at these places. He started out with 290 yuan and we worked down to 100 yuan. That's about $20.00 U. S. Who knows if it is a bargain. The gloves are nice. We have 2 free days on ou...
Hello, We made it to Beijing after one 13 hour flight and one 2 hour flight. It was very cold when we arrived about 11:30 p.m. It took more than an hour to get our luggage. The good thing is the travel agency representative was waiting for us with buses to bring us to our hotel. Our room is beautiful. Let me tell you about the bathroom, heated toilet seat, built in Bidet, beautiful shower and separate bath tub. The shades are automatically controlled. Tod...