We hear reports of horrible weather conditions and major travel systems shut-down as blizzards hit China. Fox News reported mass hysteria at a train station in Guangzhou, with people trying to board trains for travel before the Spring Festival. Over 60 people have died because of the weather & travel-related incidents, and many others are stranded as they attempt travel for Chinese New Year (Feb 7th). Everyone has been advised to abandon any travel plans! The weather report in our city mentions negative 20-25 degree C weather....with more storms to come. I can't imagine the crowds & hysteria as so many Chinese workers attempt to visit loved ones during their holiday season.
At the same time, we are glad we have 5 more days of warmth before we attempt any travel - so we are soaking it all in and enjoying every minute - even the rain! This week we are connecting with sweet friends, riding songthaews & tuk-tuks and visiting Dentaland!