today started at 4:15am for me. now it’s 11:00pm, local time in guilin, china. we took 3 flights altogether: chiangmai – bangkok, bangkok – guangzhao and guangzhao – guilin.
praise God, i barely had any cough or dizziness…just some headache in the afternoon because of dehydration. 🙂 He is the Great Physician indeed.
i still find it hard to believe that i am actually in china…that i am not in thailand anymore. i used to have dreams about going to other countries like france or america. but i ended up disappointed when i woke up. when i was boarding the plane in bangkok, i almost had to pinch myself to see if i wasn’t sleeping.
it’s amazing. i look forward to this week of learning, getting to know new friends and experiencing God. i want to be exposed to what He has in store for me as much as possible…because i know that this training will benefit so many others in the future. i need to work hard and do my best.
wow, there are lots on my mind. if i have some down time, i will attempt to reflect on that. for now, i hope you enjoy the photos i took on our 1st day. 🙂
thank you so much for your support, prayer and encouragement.
i love and miss all of you so badly. i hate to say this…but i’m beginning to get homesick.
our taxi to the airport. at 5:30am.
sunrise in chiang-mai, at 7:00am
our breakfast, sweet chicken w/ spinach and cheese sandwich
bangkok sky, 8:00am
can't be too careful. i was sick. but now i'm healed. praise God! 🙂
waiting to check in our flight to guangzhao. we were still laughing at the time.
boarded our 2nd flight. getting a bit tired from walking all over the suvarnabhumi. 12:00pm
our lunch with china southern. grateful for food but glad there was salt and pepper. 🙂
landed in guangzhao at 3:30pm. i could have got caught taking this picture! there was an officer strutting around making sure everyone behaved well.
1st bathroom experience, 5 stars. this is a censor flush toilet. it was not what i expected.
still in guangzhao, in the boarding area, around 5:00pm
2nd bathroom experience from the same airport. i thought the toilet was broken. but every room is exactly like this...with no lid and proper flush-handle. but i was still okay with it.
sunset in guangzhao, around 6:00pm
somebody sneezed and coughed. hence, the masks.
sunset in guangzhao, around 6:30pm
arrived in guilin at 7:00pm. 3rd bathroom experience. i walked away.
the guilin airport
we drove for another hour to our resort in yangshuo. the staff welcomed us with a glass of fresh orange juice and a plate of homemade cookies. mmm.
our home for the next 6 days.