Hefei is a small town, the Novotel has small room, and we are a bit fed up of the same thing everyday, on the food front, on the hallway front, on the people front.... everybody has got major cabin fever, except for Sprout!
she is sprouting quite the personality! Much like mortimer is our skinny hyperactive dog and Lucy is ouf fat, slow, pensive dog, Dumpling and Sprout are the same: Dumpling has energy to burn bt no excess of fat. Sprout thinks about every move before making it, but when she makes up her mind, watch out! And Dumplign could win the award for Drama anyday, her sister, on the other hand, is quite the comedian. Now that her smile is in full swing, she is alays making everyone laugh. She's also an expert at the stacking up, being fully able to pt them back inside one another, in order, thank you very much!
Compared to Nanning, this trip is a bit harder, only because we have had no activities outside of the adoption meetings and the orphanage visit. There are only so many games of running down the hallway you can play before everyone sort of loses their minds.... Also, the first night, they had nice sausages as the grill. The next night, I suspected the same sausages made an appearance in a giant sauerkraut dish. Sure enough, they were back the next day at lunch, cut in half lenghtwise, and finally, last night, in little pieces in a cabbage soup. That was it, we switched over to the other restaurant (it's all very spicy, no problem for us, but the rest of our group wasn't too keen).
today, I must attempt to put it all back in the suitcases, as we head for Beijing tomorrow morning.