We said goodbye to Crystal, Brittany and John on Thursday morning. They left Shanghai from a different airport than we did. They took a cab and we went with our tour guide. We figured if they needed Chinese help they the secret weapon (John) with them!
Amanda, Ed and I started out so hopeful, with nice seats on our flight from Shanghai to Beijing. It was downhill after that. The Air China flight from Beijing to San Francisco was tight and uncomfortable, compounded by the fact that the arm rests in our row were broken (laying down along our hips) and made the seat feel smaller than normal. The seat in front of us in the middle was broken and the woman had it reclined the entire 12 hours. By the time we got home at 2 a.m. Friday morning we were exhausted. Too exhausted to blog! We've been doing basically nothing for 2 days now. And we still feel tired! We need a vacation to rest up from vacation!
On a happier note, we had time to buy and eat a hamburger at the airport in San Fransicso! Boy did that hit the spot! Our tour guide in Shanghai said she has traveled all over the world, but doesn't really enjoy western food too much. We asked her what country she liked the food in best. She said Hong Kong! We thought that didn't count, as A) it is a part of China, and B) it is not a country!