A Trip to Beihai

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Today we went to Beihai City. Although LSV is technically in Beihai, it’s actually about a 50 min drive from city center.

It a relatively small city with about 1 million people. They have a pretty cool tourist walking street called “old street”. The architecture is old with a lot of European influence.

They also have a really nice beach called Silver Beach, which is actually pretty incredible. The sand is really soft making for a pleasant bare-footed walk. The water was really, really warm. Later at the place we ate dinner, the swimming pool temp was 32 C (89 F)!

Anna loved playing with her new friends at the beach. We didn’t schedule a lot of time to play, but it was great. At that time of day, though, in the sun’s beams, you don’t really want to be out there very long, anyway.

Afterwards we enjoyed a nice buffett dinner. Unfortunately, our children are not feeling overly well, so that made the trip a little stressfull. The restaurant had Tom & Jerry playing (a fav here in China) and kids watched as the adults conversed.

Overall, it was a good trip.

When we arrived back to LSV, we were informed that there was no electricity again. Since it feels like 98 degrees F, this was bad news. The kids went to bed straight away, but JK and me couldn’t quite get cool. So, we layed on the bare tile in the living room. This was actually effective and I dozed off for a bit. At about 11:30 Lucas woke up and his temp was really high. We gave him some meds, but we wanted the fever to go down abit. So, he joined us on the tile floor as we applied a wet rag to his skin. About 45 mins after he woke up, the power came back on and we were a lot less stressed about it.

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3 responses to “A Trip to Beihai”

  1. Jen says:

    I’m thinking it might prove worth it to buy a generator if you all end up making a permanent move. I mean, is it common for the electricity to go out so often there or is something going on right now?

    I’ve been following your blog for months. I’m glad you’re now posting so regularly. It’s nice to know what’s going on. And nice to know what to expect if moving to a more rural location.

  2. J-Dogg says:

    Jen! So glad to know you follow the blog!

    They say the power only started having issues after we arrived… I guess it’s all the air conditioning we use!

  3. Jen says:

    Gots to have the a/c. Fo’ REAL.

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