We went out on foot for a while yesterday afternoon… our experience at the local supermarket was a mix of excitement at the incredible array of goodies to choose from (man! the Chinese have a serious sweet tooth… and I like it!) and the awkwardness of being gawked at. Must be the adorable little boy in Andrea’s arms, people were literally tripping over themselves to get a look at Cole.
Our guide explained later that the Chinese are very surprised to see foreigners adopting little boys, especially ones that don’t appear to have a physical defect. This saddens me, I can’t help but think that many Chinese are just not aware of the scope of orphan problem and the precious, beautiful children that are waiting for a family. I do believe the tide is changing, though, the Chinese are becoming both more aware and accepting of the possibility of domestic adoption, and I hope that in the future, many children will find homes both in America and in China.
That said, on to my burning questions. Anyone been to Nanchang? What is fun to do? We are the only family in the province with Andrea’s agency and let’s just say we aren’t getting a whole lot of hand holding. Which is okay in my book, but I would like to find fun things to do, exploring a new city in China is so exciting… but for a bit of a non-world-traveler like myself, I need a bit of help. So if you have any specific spots you visited in Nanchang and loved, places of interest and/or, of course, some great shopping…. please share!
This was Cole all bundled up yesterday on our way to the local market. Is this little man handsome or what? I am having the best time taking pictures of him.
P.S. If you notice the time I posted this and wonder, “What time is that in China?” let me tell you. It’s 5:15 AM. And we’ve already been up for an hour and a half had 2 cups of coffee. The body clock is not quite functioning properly yet…