We had an awesome time visiting the Guangzhou City Zoo! They had some great animals including brown bears, elephants and panda bears. My favorite was the giraffe. We got to feed leaves to the giraffes. They would used their long tongues to tear the leaves right out of my hands!
We've been doing a little shopping in Guangzhou. It's a crazy place to shop. We went to a place called the Pearl Market. We saw a guy selling tiger paws and animal horns right on the street. It was a little weird.
After shopping for pearls and jade (BORING!!!) we finally got to go to a toy shop. I got the coolest plane! It lights up and goes round and round in circles and even tries to take off. Mama says that Chinese toys are the loudest!
We even found a McDonald's near the market. Can you believe it?
Our hotel is on an island called Shamian Island. When you go shopping on the island, there are lots of little stores. When you go into the stores, ladies will follow me around the store and show me toys to play with and then they try to get my mom to buy them for me. I try to get her to buy them too, but Mom says I can't have a toy every day. Bummer!
Sorry I missed a day posting, but I've been busy. On Tuesday we flew in an airplane to another city called Guangzhou. This city is in the southern part of China. In this area they speak Cantonese instead of Mandarin. But I still don't understand it.
Our hotel here is really cool and good for families. There's a playroom with lots of toys and lots of kids to play with. There's an awesome pool, too. Last night we went to a restaurant called Lucy's. I had a hamburger, french fries and a milkshake. Boy, were they good. I like Chinese food, but it was nice to have something that tasted like home.
Today we went to the Six Banyan Tree Temple We met a real monk. I think he liked me because he pulled my ear and held my hands. It made me feel a little funny, so I was happy when we left.
Tonight we're going to have Papa John's pizza for dinner. That sounds real good!
On Monday we went to the local park. It was fun to walk around and look at everything. We found some amusement rides. I got to ride three different rides. The lady at the merry-go-round must have liked me because she let me ride twice! I especially like the ride that went around and up and down.
After lunch we went to the pool! It was so much fun to splash and play. It was nice to spend a quiet day with my family.
My new little brother is learning how to play with me and share toys. He likes to throw things and sometimes throws toys at me. I don't like that part. He takes a lot of Mama and Baba's time. I don't like that part either. But he's a baby and needs lots of attention.
Later today we will fly on an airplane to a new city called Guangzhou. We will be there for over a week before going back home.