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  • 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
  • Dongmenmet vi for lunch at futian ate in my building then went to dongmen. at dongmen, we bought a selfie stick(35 yuan), a stylus (15 yuan) and iPad cover and power bank (70 yuan) - for 12000mAh. we also looked for down Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 18, 2015
  • Chimelong Safari ParkThe next day we went to Chimelong Safari Park. We have been to many zoos and wildlife reserves but this rates among the best. They claim to be the largest safari park in the world with 20,000 animals of 500 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 17, 2015
  • Chimelong ParkWe spent the past weekend in Guangzhou which is 145km North/North West from Shenzhen, but it only takes 36 minutes on the bullet train. Thats similar to going from Geelong to Melbourne and back to Geelong in 36 minutes. The Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 16, 2015
  • Travel to Guangzhoutook andre to school, he slept all through the night, woke up at 6.45am. he slept all through the night, although he didn’t go to sleep until 9.30pm. even though we started bed time routine around 8pm. i did language school, Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 15, 2015
  • Walmart Big ShopAndre is getting better at starting school, more and more confident each day. he is happy leaving vi at home, always yells out to Vi to shut door. then when he hears the door shut, he gives a hmm and Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 14, 2015
  • Childrens ParkDuring the night andre arrived at our door and vi let him sleep in our bed for an hour or two before carrying him back to his own bed. We are really struggling with him going to bed and sleeping. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 13, 2015
  • Lychee ParkI take andre to school by myself. work so hard to keep him dry in the pouring rain with umbrella and pushing pram one handed. then when we get to school as i’m carrying pram up stairs i turn around Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 13, 2015
  • Raining all dayToday was raining heavy all day, andre screamed and screamed at us dropping him off. to make things worse it was just the substitute teacher as the main teacher as his main teacher was late due to her kid being Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 12, 2015
  • Buddhist TempleWent to LianShanHua garden and the buddhist temple. Caught metro train to end of line then caught taxi. once inside park we then caught bus to temple and lake. We ate lunch by lake and Andre ran around and played Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 11, 2015
  • Kite Parkwe went to the kite park today, we bought a kite and flew it. Andre;s first proper go at flying a kite. We also walked to the top of the mountain to where there is a 6 metre high, 6 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 10, 2015
  • Not feeling so well.I woke up to very upset stomach and diarrhoea. Took 1 Imodium. Andre didn't sleep kinder, too tired at night, having hell of a time getting him to sleep During his run around as we try to get him into bed he Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 9, 2015
  • Dongmen marketAndre woke up once asking for Carson blanket. Had to be put back to bed. Kinder - Andre didn't sleep Poo poo his pants After we picked Andre up, went to dong men market. This is a crazy place, lot of shops, famous Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 8, 2015
  • ShenzhenAndre woke up twice overnight, had to be put back to bed. Kinder - Andre no sleep. Scream with us leaving. They did cooking. 2 lots of wet pants Picked up blood test results from hospital. Very upset with customer Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 7, 2015
  • Andre start KindergartenAndre start kindergarten. Cried when we left him. Slept in afternoon. No wet pants , but peed on his Doona at home Did trial of cheap language course. Too unstructured. Then did trial of mandarin house and first lesson in Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 6, 2015
  • Hospital - China StyleWent to hospital, first thing. Google maps address was wrong so had to get taxi there. There was actually a metro stop at front door. Andre got eye test, ear test, and blood test. Took it like a champ of Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 5, 2015
  • Arrive in Shenzhen Andre played with Elizabeth toys and was quite good at cleaning them up. Had Thai for dinner takeaway last night then a fancy brunch before heading off to the ferry port to catch a Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 4, 2015
  • IntroductionThis is a blog about the Everton Family's trip to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in early 2015. You can zoom in on below map, if you click on the green circle's of cities we have visited it will show a Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 2, 2015
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