From Winky to China: Day 9

It is hard to believe it but Sarah’s visit has come to an end. It has been a lovely time and we spent the last day having a lie in, relaxing with another favourite movie (Pitch Perfect) and continuing with the packing.

Our last bit of adventure was finalising our new apartment. We met with our agent and the owners to make our final payment and get our keys. We were lucky enough to have some members of the property management staff there to help us with translation. After a few hours contracts were signed, money was counted and the keys were in our hands. It is still hard to believe we are really moving.

To celebrate we first stopped at Cholito for a jug of sangria in the summer sun and then it was off to Oscar House for dinner. This was our first proper meal there and we enjoyed every bit of it. As always we were greeted with a warm welcome and Tong, the owner, even surprised us with a complimentary bottle of bubbly as a farewell to Sarah. The dinner was fantastic from start to finish, especially the chocolate molten cake.

We had a bit of rest before heading off at 3 am to get to Beijing airport. We really enjoyed being able to share a bit of our life with Sarah and getting to spend some time together. We look forward to our next visitor, who ever it may be!!

-Mrs T

From Winky to China: Day 3

As we are moving apartments next week, we had a bit of furniture shopping to do.  We headed down to Ikea and also popped into Macalline next door.  We were successful in finding a new sofa set and we also had a lot of fun taking in the atmosphere at Ikea.  Much different than Ikea at home! That was the bulk of our day, after a rest we stopped by the river to check out the river cruise which we will do later in the week.  We were then off to Wu Da Dao to some of our favourite places.  First up dinner at In & Out, serving Yunan cuisine.  And ending the night at Oscar House for some delicious cocktails.  We delivered some Thatcher’s cider to our friends Tong and Hitomi, they loved it! One stop before home we collected some boxes from some co-workers and had a lovely visit with them.  Another great day!

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