Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shamian Island

On Wednesday we went to Shamian Island to have a mandatory medical exam done on all the babies.  All of the babies passed the 3 exam stations and were cleared for travel.
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After the exam we wandered around the Island for a while.  I bought Natalie a few more pairs of squeaky shoes.  When she wears them every step she takes makes a squeak.  Some people find them annoying, but I could listen to them for hours after seeing how much Natalie enjoys wearing them.  She is walking more everyday.  She will now walk unassisted around our hotel room.  It is amazing how much stronger her legs have gotten in the last week.  The first few days her legs were so weak that they would tremble when she walked.
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Shamian Island is THE place for bridal photos.  We saw at least 30 brides posing while we were walking around.
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British influence can be seen in most of the colonial style buildings on the island.
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It is a mostly pedestrian island with a garden feel.
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There are also lots of lovely bronze statues all over the island. Including this one showing the evolution of the Chinese woman.
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Natalie laughing at my silly antics
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3 comments:

Jstar said...

We love the squeaky shoes, too - they're so cute and our girls *love* them :)

Sharon Cimino said...

Oh how I miss Shamian Island! Kathleen, Aubrey, and I were there EVERYDAY! We definitely helped the Chinese economy. If you get a chance, you have to go visit our buddy Jordan at his store "Jordan's" It's down the street from Lucy's. He has some great Chinese toys, very reasonable. Tell him the Americans who called him a "GO-GETTER" sent you. He loved when we called him that since I explained it was all part of him being a good business man. He literally would find us on the street and ask us to come into his store and shop!The picture of the 3 of you walking is priceless. Can't wait to see 2 newfies escorting beautiful Natalie for a walk! She is just like a porcelain doll, gorgeous!

Bebe Blogger said...

Those shoes are so much fun and stylish! Beautiful pictures. The area reminds me of Savannah, GA, minus the many Chinese, of course. :)

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