Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Off to Zhuhai we go!

We took a ferry to Zhuhai, China, on the afternoon of June 18.  We caught the ferry at the China Ferry port and took the 70-minute ride there.  We booked a hotel through RCI (one of the very few times we were able to do this successfully).  We had a great time staying at the "Paradise Hill Hotel" which was an older hotel that Premier Dong Xiao Ping used to stay at when he went to visit Zhuhai.

What a great time we had there with some friends.  On Sunday, we were able to attend Church remotely through an Internet hook-up since we weren't allowed to meet with the Chinese members.  It was so cool.  We felt the Spirit.

On Monday, June 20, we went to Zhongshan to visit Dr. Sun Yat-sun's old home.  It was really special as we read through story after story of his struggles to build the modern day China.  He is the Father of Modern Day China, both acknowledged by the People's Republic of China and Taiwan (Republic of China).

On Tuesday, June 21, a very unusual event happened.  I was able to meet my best friend from primary school, Wu Liyun and her family in Macau.  We haven't seen each other since the 5th grade.  A few years ago, we were connected by a common friend.  Liyun was a Special Ed teacher and her husband taught at the University of Ohio, Special Ed.  We recognized each other right away.  The funny thing was that Elwin and her husband hit it off liked old pals.  They had so much in common, it was unbelievable.  Their son and daughter-in-law came too and we had a great time.

We had the buffet lunch at the famed Star World Restaurant.  We had a great lunch when we went to visit Macau in January with the other senior missionaries.  We then went to see the Dragon Treasure at the Bubble.  I found a you-tube video that you might enjoy.  It was almost 10 minutes long, but worth the time.


The next day, we had a ferry time schedule of 5 PM, but there was a typhoon approaching Macau.  Since we had a flight to catch the next day to Taiwan, we decided to leave early.  We were back to Hong Kong by 3:30 PM.  My sister's friend, who came to Hong Kong to visit her family, brought us a couple of care packages.  We met them at the bus station after we got off the ferry; it was already raining from the effects of the typhoon.  It was a wonderful trip and we ended up with care packages to boot.  It was great.  When we returned to our apartment, we washed all of our dirty clothes from our Zhuhai trip and repacked our bags for Taiwan.   


  1. What a great connection to make! I'm glad you've had such a great time.

  2. You are quite jet setters! That's nice that you got some care packages. I'm sure they will come in handy!

    How fun that you met with your old friend too! Sounds like you had lots in common still. :-)