Monday, September 17, 2007

Day 12

Day 12:  This morning we had to remain available in our hotel room for a couple of hours while our guide took paperwork over to the U.S. Consulate.  Everything went smoothly which means we are set for tomorrows family trip to the consulate for the swearing in ceremony.  Z will get his immigration visa at that time, and will be set to legally enter the country as a U.S. citizen when we arrive back home.  It's a big day.

Following our morning lockdown, we went on a long walk through the streets of Guangzhou, passing through spice and pet alley marketplaces.  Distressingly, we passed a great number of vendors selling parts of various endangered species (tiger paws and such). We found a nice mall area we had been to last year and were able to do some shopping.   Home for a quick swim and dinner brought this day to a close.

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