Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 China Work Trip

In July, my husband traveled to China for work. He attended a conference, which he spoke at. He was also happy to visit with his sister and nephew, who lives abroad with her family. It was a 10 day trip, which he said went well. He also said the food was pretty good most places he ate at (lots of food photos) and there were a lot of ice cream shops to pick from.

I thought we survived without him pretty well, especially with a new baby (4 months old), and kids ages 9, 7, 5 and 2 1/2. Not bad!

We missed him a lot, but thanks to Skype, got to chat with him and see his face. The kids thought that was pretty cool and took the opportunities to tell him about the computer games they were playing. They missed him, and though I gave it my best, my wrestling skills just don't compare to his! They were so happy when Daddy came home...and t-shirts and candy don't hurt, either.  ;o)

Have fun on this little "tour" of China through the photos below   :-)


Arriving at the airport in Beijing, taxi to the hotel in a heavy rain storm:

China

At the Intercontinental Beijing hotel:

China

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The view:

view from room 1515



Quail eggs (he saw these often in markets):

China

The Forbidden City:

Forbidden city

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Tienanmen Square:

Tiananmen square

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Mmmm! Lunch!

Lunch

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Lunch at a Chinese Subway...with ice cream bar for dessert, of course!

Lunch at chinese subway

Lotsa goodies! {kids should like these}

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A Chinese "Dora the Explorer"?

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More quail eggs!

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Eating at Mickey D's:

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Olympic Rings on Tower

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Olympic structure in 2012:

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He's seen this before......In 2010:

Olympic Area


Olympic Area

Today in 2012:

China shopping

Airport to Shanghai:

Ticket counter at beijing airport

Plants vs. Zombies Playground!

PvZ in china airport child playground

Breakfast, he said it was good:

Breakfast in Beijing airport

Grape drink:

Grape drink not bad

Shanghai:

Shanghai

Building in shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai hotel room

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Shanghai intercontinental hotel

China Joy and Adobe booth

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Lunch with Kingnet and exbihit pics

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Blizzard at china joy


Hmmm...that's dessert!

Desert

Nephew playing harp on iPad:
Nolan playing harp on ipad

'Awfully Chocolate' ice cream shop with his sis:

AwfullyChocolate ice cream



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Giant paintbrushes:

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French Concession area of shanghai

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More ice cream!

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Dinner and the bund

The Bund with Friends: (one is an old acquaintance from his days in the mission field)

Dinner and the bund



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DimSum:
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Lots of yummy food!

Dinner

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Attended church:

Lunch and church

Lunch




6 comments:

  1. wow! those are great pictures! hubby hasn't changed much in 2 years ;) China seems a lot cleaner to me through these pictures than my memory of it but then again, it was a looonnng time ago I was there and only for a brief visit!:)

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    1. Haha, no her hasn't. Yes, China is different than even 10 years ago. My husband said it was very westernized, even down to all those ice cream shops!

      Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day! :-)

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  2. I do know how hard it is to have your husband traveling. My husband used to travel a lot. I remember how excited we were to have him come home. For some reason when I think about China I don't vision it as modern. I enjoyed the pictures!
    Blessings!

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    1. Yes, it can be very difficult, some days, but it is such a blessing, too, for so many new opportunities we can have no other way. It's always nice, though, when other women like you understand!

      Thanks for your comment, LeAnn, and I hope your week is splendid.

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  3. I loved the photos! My son served his mission in Taiwan, similar food photos. Thanks for your comment at Latter-day homeschooling --about setting boundaries around homeschool and getting that letter route. Glad you did that and feel good about it too.

    When my 5th child was born (17 years ago), my husband went to Switzerland for 3 weeks, it was so hard, no skype back then, he did fax me a long letter saying he was sorry he had to go and leave me with the kids (the oldest was 13).

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    1. Yes, having a spouse gone is definitely a challenge...though absence does make the heart grow fonder and we are all so grateful for him when he is home. Thank you for your encouragement about setting boundaries in homeschooling--it was wise advice and much appreciated.

      Blessings,
      Eve

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Thanks for your comment today! I love reading your thoughts, too. :-)