Shanghai, Beijing And korea 2017

User: corin
Dates: 14 Sep 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
Duration: 4 days, 12 hours

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:55

Today we left our hotel at 6:30am and caught the train back to beijing. Here we met cindy and Christine. They took us to a beautiful private school. I was surprised as a lot of children had prepared gifts for us. I really enjoyed watching a girl speak in English to a story with no words and though how cool would that be for our kids to do back home. We then went out for lunch and managed to do a little shopping and had a lovely Korean ice cream that looked like coconut. Now we are waiting for the check in counters to open at Beijing airport. We will hopefully arrive in Korea around 10pm and will catch scab to our hotel.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 2:55 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 17:06

Wow, what a huge day. We started by catching the train for 1 1/2 hours to this city. We were welcomed byyudong school with a banner, a band and a dance group. Then we did the Skype session with Arahoe school and Yudong school. We had such a huge audienceThis was followed by me doing a demonstration lesson. This went really well but I wish I had more time to answer their questions. We then went to an amazing preschool where the facilities were amazing and the children were all fast asleep. We then went to another school and had a lovely lunch, asigningand pen giving and a handprint ceremony. Richard then talked about Arahoe and the principals talked about Chinese education. We also saw a music class and a ballet class. We then went to 3-5 other schools, some of them were rural and they were in such poor areas. We are now on our way for dinner... a feast by the sounds especially for Richard and I. Oh I forgot to mention...I used the squat toilet and did very well!!!i must be becoming a local lol!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 0:40

The hotel across the road from the train station. The green tree hotel.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 22:29

We finally arrived in Beijing and it is taking ages to collect our bags... poor Alex is waiting outside for us.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 15:59

We had a great day at the Yu gardens and we are now awaiting our flight to Beijing which was unfortunately delayed by 2 hours. We will then meet Alex from Global and catch a train to ? Update...our plane has been delayed further... a taxi to the high speed train is 1hour and then the train is 1 hour do we are going to miss the last train which means we need to stay inBeijing and get up early to catch the train. What a bummer. Can't be helped though!

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:59 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 10:50

Today we went sight seeing. We grabbed a tour bus that you could hop on and off. We went up the shanghai tower, saw the opal building and did a bit of fake shopping. We walked a lot again today... especially to find the fake Nike gear. We were in the people's street when we came across this man who took us tobiy some bags up a dodgy building... I wish I had taken a photo! There stairs were so steep and the place smelt like cat pee but at the top was all the knock off bags and purses etc with all the labels! Then we asked if there were any Nike fake shops and away we walked! I think I got some good deals... but we will see! For dinner we went to the joy city mall which was probably about 10 stories of mall. At the top was a huge Ferris wheel attached to the side of the building. So that was a bit of fun! I got home at about 8pm to the lovely turn down service with 2 chocolates!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 2:50 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 15:33

Today we met Elaine from 360. They are agents who bring children as long term internationals. Then Richard decided we should have a wander which saw us walking all the way back to the hotel! 2.5 hour walkin heels was a little painful!

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 7:33 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 22:37

We arrived at the grand central hotel. I left home this morning at 5:30am and have arrived in shanghai at nz time 2:30am.... it was a long days travelling! ­čś┤

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Shanghai, Beijing And korea 2017

User: corin
Dates: 14 Sep 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
Duration: 4 days, 12 hours

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