Mary, a native of Nanning, has been a guide for several different adoption agencies for about 3 years. She's great and knows a lot about Chinese history and the history of her province. We were able to ask several questions about Beiliu City (where Lia is from) and even convinced her to take us to the countryside on Friday (a 1 1/2 hour ride outside the city) where I'm hoping to see some water buffalo!
The Guangxi Museum was full of ancient Chinese artifcats made of porcelain, bronze, and terra cotta. All very beautiful. I was able to purchase a little porcelain tea set for Lia as a souvenier for her from her homeland.
And Minority Park was gorgeous. There were plants and flowers everywhere with red lanterns hanging from the trees and Asian music playing in the background. I would love to have stayed and had lunch there but Mary says "Chinese babies must have a nap" so back to the hotel we went!
After a day of touring the town, Lia and her daddy are now sound asleep in the bed. (Looks like Mary was right).
Here are a couple of pictures from Minority Park (thought about you, Amy!)
Tomorrow is another park, Friday is the countryside, and then Saturday it's off to Guangzhou!