Ok, what the heck? This was NingNing's word today! I've been waiting for 9 days for anything, like "Mom", "James", "hello", "goodbye", etc. and it's "Eva". So we were waiting for our guide to bring his visa and Wall-E came on. Apparently NingNing has never seen this before and thought it quite hilarious. When Wall-E and Eva introduce each other and say each other's names, all of a sudden, NingNing says "Eeeev-a". James and I wanted to crack up, but we didn't want him to think we were laughing at him, so we just grinned at each other. Oh well, at least it's English!
Last day in Guangzhou and in three trips, I never realized that beyond Lucy's there's a little walkway right next to the river and even another restaurant! The boys went to play badminton again while I ventured back to take pictures of the river scene. Yesterday I also got stopped by the police; they asked to see my passport and wrote down my information. I kept the boys away from that area as we didn't have NIngNIng's passport back yet; not taking any chances.
Had smoked duck's breast at Lucy's (yum) and the boys went to play pool again. Our guide showed up at 830 saying our travel agency, SSIT was demanding the rest of their money NOW and would not let us leave Guangzhou until we did. To anyone whose agency uses SSIT, beware; this would have been a perfect trip except for certain things they did and didn't do. It's a long story that didn't end in Chengdu like I'd hoped but I won't waste my blogging on them.
Thankfully, they are not involved at all in our Beijing days, so here's hoping for a happy ending!