No sleep last night, Daisy cried exactly every 10 minutes. And punched me in the head a lot.
Also, my sister said "no offense but you sound kind of miserable". Sorry guys. I have a hard time hiding my feelings. This is really hard and disappointing because I thought it would be "backpacking through Europe for 4 weeks hard". But it is much more difficult than that.
Also, another funny thing I forgot to report. We obviously couldn't bring enough clothes for us all for 3 weeks so we planned to do laundry. There are no laundromats in China but we were led to believe that you can send out the laundry to be done. We were also told not to have the hotel laundry do it because it is uber expensive. So we had our hotel do a few items in Beijing for a big price and then were thinking when we got to Kunming our guide would handle finding us a laundry place. (This is what other adoptive parents have reported their guides did for them.) Our guide seemed baffled when we asked him. Finally he told us he had found a place and so he and Steve took a whole suitcase of yucky clothes to the place.
Want to guess at a price? $45 USD! I could have bought a whole new wardrobe in China for that price. Oh well, that's life in China! Oh, and it took 2 whole days to get it done, so we have been washing underwear in the sink in the meantime. Hopefully the website was correct and our hotel in Guangzhou will have a washer and dryer. Crossing my fingers!
See you soon!
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