Today. Was. Great!
We ventured out on the Guangzhou Subway to the city's safari park. It was quite a ways away...this is a city of 12 million people and it's pretty far out. Anyway, the subway was a much cheaper option to get us there, so we braved it and I must say, the entire subway is very clean and easy to use. Much nicer, in my opinion, than NYC. We did feel a little like we were under a microscope while we were on there....as we were the only non-asians. And when you are white, in China, with a Chinese baby, you get some looks and questions. But in general, people were very nice. A few times some older women got up to let me sit down with Jude...no men, no younger people. Come on guys!! Where are your manners?!?!
Anyway, we got off to a bit of a rocky start. Jonah was up half the night complaining that his ear was hurting and he was definitely not feeling like himself. We thought we were going to have to leave after only being there for about an hour but he finally came around and started feeling well enough to stay. Fortunately, we had some antibiotics I started him on, along with some Motrin. I really want to avoid having to seek out medical care here, so hopefully this will do the trick.....certainly not ideal, but you do what you gotta do sometimes.
So...back to the park. This place was amazing! It was certainly the BEST zoo I have ever been to. It seems like every time I go to the zoo, they have like 1 or 2 animals of each kind, and half the time, you can never even find them. Well, this place had about 30 or more over every animal (at least it seemed that way) and we saw everything!!! It was awesome. They have half of the entire world's population of white tigers, a large number of pandas, and the world's only koala twins! They even let you see the baby animals, some still in incubators! I would highly recommend this park to anyone coming to Guangzhou. We had a great time!
Mama and Baby Baboon
Baby Leopard....in an incubator!
We're in China.....of course there are pandas!!
We are STILL praying for this sickness plague to end. I am STILL fighting a cold, as are Jonah and Judah too. We are just SO ready to feel better. We're having a great time despite the illnesses, but it would really be nice to have some germ free days!!
Sick and tired of being sick and tired. :(