Originally published 26/07/2011

Hello my lovelies!

Excuse my tardiness with this blog post, I know that you all probably spent all of yesterday frantically clicking ‘refresh’ on blog.com waiting for the site to come back up, only to no avail.

‘Twas undoubtedly an interesting weekend. After work on Friday, I played a game of pool with Jamie and Leo followed by some serious BBQ action in the far north of Zhuhai.

Oh wait.

There wasn’t any BBQ because Jamie led us to a place that supposedly had a massive BBQ but upon arrival it was nowhere to be found.  Upon asking the in-the-know locals, it was determined that the BBQ was there everyday except for that Friday because of “management”.  Very peculiar.  We settled for an outdoor restaurant with many fellow 珠海人 (Zhuhai-ers) dining at its tables. Headed off to an Irish bar in the Ningxi area of Zhuhai and then called it a night.

On Saturday we (myself, Jamie and Helen [Jamie’s FIANCÉE]) met up with some people in the CouchSurfing community and went to Dong’ao Island – about an hour ferry ride from Zhuhai Xiang Zhou ferry port.  The ferry port was crazy – the citizens of Zhuhai are clearly huge fans of weekend getaways to Zhuhai’s 140+ islands!!  We finally arrived and met up with everyone and got to an amazing secluded beach and swam, relaxed and played some frisbee.  When diving for a frisbee and fighting over possession with fellow intern Frank, my right hand fingers sustained some damage and were pretty gross.  Soon enough they were dripping an appetising yellow goo!  Miamiamiamiam

After sunset, we all had a nice BBQ on the beach along with some brandy and beer and spent the rest of the night on the beach.  We did spot a few UFO’s in the distance but fearlessly drank the night away!

Sunday we woke up early (sleeping in tents in Southern China is more akin to sleeping in an oven…) and headed back to Zhuhai and I headed over to the resplendent Sun Yat-sen University Hospital and got my wounds cleaned and bandaged and now they’re already healing quite nicely!

That’s about it for this past weekend’s escapes – forgive me for the lack of photos but my computer is not being cooperative at the moment so you’ll have to enjoy this generic picture of Dong’ao pulled from Google images!!

I cannot believe that my last day of work is a week from today and I am leaving China in 8 days to head off to Macau and Hong Kong!!!

Don’t worry, though, I am going white water river rafting this upcoming weekend so there will be one more good blog post come next Monday! 😉

InternChina-Zhuhai's-famous-Stone-on-the-Sea
InternChina- Zhuhai’s famous Stone on the Sea

 

Michæl

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