|Emma our guide in Xining|
|His medical Exam (not happy)|
|Shaiman Island (great shopping)|
|Our guide Kelly in Guangzhou|
|Big Sister Sophie!|
|Chen Temple Built in the Early 1800's|
|Chen Temple used for Ceremonies|
We finally made it to Guangzhou and it's our kind of City! Our hotel is amazing especially compared to where we were last. We are staying at the China Hotel, a Marriott Hotel. It's very modern and clean and NOT smoke filled. Most of the staff speaks English and it seems the hotel is filled with other couples who have adopted. It's somewhat strange but comforting at the same time.
Today we did some shopping. Within the Chen Temple there were little shops that had painting and calligraphy items. When a child in China begins school it is customary to give him/her a stamp set. We also went to a porcelain shop and purchased a tea set. The Chinese tradition for when your son gets married is to give him the tea set as a wedding gift.
Tomorrow we will be going to the Pearl District and also a tea shop that will do a traditionally tea tasting. We are really having a good time here hanging out with another couple from South Carolina.