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Ushin made us a lovely breakfast ,eggs and muffin things, she is so sweet. Now Woody would take us to Fuyang, shame he is so kind, would have been such a mission with all of our bags, took us about an hour, was a lovely drive and got to chat to Woody before he would leave us. We entered the city, looked beautiful with a lot of natural trees, mountains, rivers etc, yay we were finally there. Woody finally let us buy him lunch, so we had kfc, yum. Woody left us, thanks friend, you made us feel very welcome. We went to a mall across the road from our hotel, found a huge supermarket and bought some things for dinner etc. After that we went back to the hotel, watched movies, ate dinner and slept, was a busy day.
Had a weird breakfast at the hotel, the Chinese really don't do breakfast the way we do. They seem to have what we would have for lunch for breakfast, like noodles, veg and wontons, very strange. They also do cold, hard boiled eggs, cakes and fruit, so that's what we had, and no coffee or tea here, so sad, so not our best breakfast. Sharon came to meet us, was good to meet here. She took us to get a phone contract with a Chinese number, yay for China mobile, we have cell phone numbers and data all the time. Then we went to get a bank account and after that Sharon took us for lunch at a little place close to the hotel, lunch was yummy. Really like this place, all the meals are in English and have pictures and the prices are good. Now for apartment hunting, the first one was weird, very big (4 rooms and 3 bathrooms), the place was very dirty as well and the landlord got lost at first, she never even knew where the apartment was, started off on a very strange note. The second one was also too big (5 rooms and 3 bathrooms), this place was much better and had lovely views, but again it was too big for us. We told them that we wanted a 2 or 3 bedroom place that had to have a balcony and a westernised toilet. Sharon would be very busy tomorrow, so hopefully she will show us more on friday and over the weekend. We thought our day was over but then Sharon told us that the principal of our school had invited us for dinner. We went to the same place as we had been for lunch, but it was very nice meeting the principal and 2 other teachers. We had a good chat with them all and had a good night. We slept like Rox, i mean rocks. It's very hot here, we are lucky to have aircon in the hotel room.
The breakfast was the same as usual, so I went and filled 2 plates with watermelon, boiled eggs and cakes. We decided that we would make egg and mayo sarmies for brunch. We did that, then we were off to find Walmart. Rox thought she knew how to get there, how wrong she was. We went in the complete opposite direction, was funny. It ended up working out, for we ended up at the river and decided to walk along it. It was a hot day but a very relaxing walk. We eventually turned back into the city and after asking a few people for directions, we finally reached our goal, Walmart. We ate kfc, then we were off to shop. Walmart was much cheaper and had a whole foreign food section, had things like pasta, pasta sauce, tin food, hot chocolate and many types of biscuits. We ended up buying a few things, including a waffle maker that we would end up making toasted sandwiches with for dinner later that evening, 2 bowls for pasta, cereal etc, a grater and a combo bread board, scissors, 2 knives and a multi tool set. We caught a taxi home and chilled that evening, the cheese, tomato and onion toasted sandwiches were amazing, Rox is getting sick, so lots of sleep for us.

We woke up the next day and did the same for breakfast, it's way better having the breakfast our way. Rox's throat was now inflamed, she can't speak much and it hurts when she eats, we will find her medicine soon. Sharon messaged us saying that we could see 3 places today. She sent us photos of the one place, was a smaller 2 bedroom place, looked exactly like what we wanted, yay. We went and looked, the first one was on the 19th floor, the top floor of a very high building, was straight off the road, had small rooms and a small kitchen but had amazing views. We would consider this one but hopefully we would find better. While we were walking to the 2nd one, we got told it had been taken, dam, it was the one we saw photos of. Off to see the 3rd apartment, this one never entered straight off the road, had clean lifts and buildings, had 2 nice sized bedrooms, a large kitchen, 2 balconies, nice wooden floors, large L shaped couch, hard matrasses, a washing machine, no oven, a large tv, and nice landlords, yay, way more pros than cons, we'll take it. We were so happy we have found our home, we could finally move out of the hotel. We would move in on Monday. We went back to the hotel, Rox was not feeling well, so we just chilled, watched lots of movies and slept. The next day, Rox was feeling worse and was in a lot of pain. So we skipped the hotel breakfast and went to the shopping centre to find a chemist and to get some other food, lucky we had a fridge in the hotel. Once we had found a chemist, we had to phone Woody to help explain to the lady what was wrong with Rox. After a long chat, the lady finally gave us some tablets to help make Rox feel better, she had a bad cold, at least now we know what to ask for next time. We bumped into 2 more people who will be part of our school too, it's exciting to meet new people. More chill time at the hotel, we can't wait till we in our new home.

Posted by chinaflyrox 02:19 Archived in China

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