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  • ShanghaiWe went and had breakfast before heading to the Supermarket as we were out of nappies for carson and wipes. By the time we had done all that it was time to get taxi to airport. It only took 40 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 17, 2015
  • Chengdu Panda TimeToday we were up at 6.30am and having our buffet breakfast by 7.30am. Lei met us in foyer at 7.50 and we were in taxi on our way to see the Pandas. Giant Panda Breeding Research Base ( Xiongmao Jidi). Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 16, 2015
  • Chengdu Sightseeing Over the past month or so we have arranged to meet up with a potential aupair that was going to come to Australia but couldn’t get visa, so i thought i would contact her and see Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 15, 2015
  • Chengduwe got up at 6.45am this morning and got ready showers etc. We then carried all bags down 3 flights of stairs to our waiting driver. It was raining really heavy. Only the 3rd time for our whole trip. We Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 14, 2015
  • Bamboo RaftingWe slept in until 7.30am this morning, was in no rush to get moving. Andre came into our bed for 10 minutes before getting up. We had breakfast on roof top, a little clearer this morning. The cook lady bought Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 12, 2015
  • Rafting down the riverwe set alarm for 7am ready to go on the Li river cruise but we woke up to complete fog mist, couldn’t see anything. so we delayed cruise until the afternoon. We had breakfast at the roof top restaurant and Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 11, 2015
  • Yangshuo Caught taxi in the morning to airport, impressive hexagonal skylight roof. Very big airport. Sat in priority pass lounge for 5 minutes. we couldn’t find it, went to a few lounges. Andre knocked over water on table. another man spilt cup Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 10, 2015
  • Childrens parkAndre, up before 6am, into our bed, moving around, carson crying. too hard with both of them up and down all night. Andre really whingy and tired. Went to children outdoor paradise park after school. took train there and taxi back. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 1, 2015
  • Andre Last day of schoolAndres last day of school today. we gave his two main teachers a biscuit tin each and some chocolates each. also the kids we gave some pencils. We went to check out the library, but they wouldn’t let Carson in Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 5, 2015
  • Luohu Shopping Plazano language school. its finished. achieved score of close to 200 on practice test and 120-165 on harder old hsk test. need to practice more example sentences. trying to line up course for taiwan, not sure whether to do group Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 4, 2015
  • KK Malllast day of language school, purchased HSK 2 - Mandarin house book 2 for 150 RMB. Picked Andre up and went to Grand Theater station and saw portrait billboard of Deng Xiaoping. Walked through Lizhi park, went on amusement rides. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 3, 2015
  • Shenzhen Industrial Museumdoing some hsk practice tests on iPad, new test i got between 38 and 40 out of 40 and for older hsk 1 test i got 30 out of 40. we all slept in today until 7.20am. Andre ate breakfast, 2 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 2, 2015
  • Andre Vomitlast night Andre coughed and then vomited, then same process again and again. about 4 times. so we had to change him a few times. and pillow etc. Carson went down to 1 dose of Losec a week a go, and Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 31, 2015
  • 3D Cinema / amusement parkall went down to breakfast, vi went back to sleep went to coco park, Andre had a ball on the $15 playground, a better version than the one we take him to during the week. bigger slides and trampolines etc. Then Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 30, 2015
  • Luohu Shopping PlazaWent to Luohu station where the massive shopping plaza is on the border with Hong Kong. Went straight from my language course at Futian. Had lunch and then bargained for suitcase as well as overnight bag for Emily. paid 190RMB Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 29, 2015
  • Electronics super area.went to Huaqiang North station after Language, it is the largest Electronics market in Asia and I assume the world. levels and levels and buildings and buildings of individual components like resistors reels, capacitors etc, plus phones, computers, camera Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 28, 2015
  • Is that what i think it is... We stayed at home during the day and I got things organised and studied. played at indoor shopping playground after we picked Andre up. He loves it. We got our regular noodles and dumplings from the people on the street Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 27, 2015
  • Bookstore and Libraryduring day stayed at home and studied. After we picked Andre up we went to library and bookstore and had pizza hut for dinner. We had the family meal. At the bookstore we bought about 20+ kilos of books and also Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 26, 2015
  • Shenzhen Childrens Parkandre was a bit reluctant to leave vi at home. a few mama’s etc. but was ok once we got to school. I’m a bit sick, green snotty nose, not having breakfast as upsets my stomach. a bit tired and sore. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 25, 2015
  • Shenzhen Safari Parkcaught metro to nearest stop to zoo. then caught taxi. got on a little bus to take tour around. no one spoke english, shows times weren’t in english. it started off ok, but went from bad to worse. the animals were Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 24, 2015
  • Andre Sports DayAndre had his sports day today, the one they have been practicing marching and doing wheelbarrow races. There was a lot of pomp and ceremony, with flag raising and marching which seemed to go on forever. Andre does so well Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 23, 2015
  • Shenzhen Librarydropped andre off, he had thrown his shoes off the balcony yesterday, so him and assistant teacher went downstairs to get, he was fine going off with her and i just walked past and said goodbye. Language class ok, sometimes very Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 22, 2015
  • Settling inmet vi at futian and went to dongmen again. told her its no good, initially she wanted to give us credit in the store, then when we said we want money back, she said 100 yuan out of the 120, Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 21, 2015
  • Andre - you're not.back to dongmen to swap power bank, got the next size up 12000 unto 22000. looked more official. While we were there got the iPad cover changed as it blocked the camera, while we were there she upsold us on Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 20, 2015
  • Shenzhen Book Mallroast duck from walmart with our instant noodles. went to book mall after we picked andre up, massive book shop, as big as 2 or 3 barnes and nobles in the us, over 2 floors. We walked in kid section Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 19, 2015
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