Thursday, May 10, 2007

Asian Update and some SNAGS or TAGS

             

There is another update in the blog plus I got an e-mail from Megan.  I wish I could say I am jumping for joy about it but I'm just a bit worried.  Her tone was off.  She said China is definitely different; dirty, dirty, dirty.  She went on to say that she hasn't felt well at all, can't shake it and is feeling worse each day.  She thinks her celiac disease is kicking into full gear again because she can't convey to the chefs in the restaurants that she can't eat any grains.  She can't see how the food is being cooked and thinks she is getting wheat in her system somehow.  It makes her deathly ill.  I was worried about that.  Celiac is an immune system disorder so, of course, I'm worried that she will pick up some disease with a weakened immune system.  I worried about that before she left.  She's only been there a week.  She is going to try and call.  I hope she does so I can guage exactly what is wrong with her.  She just didn't seem herself in the e-mail.  I know she's not homesick. She did say Shanghai is gorgeous at night.  I know she is ill...oh dear.  They are in Xian now.  I can't tell who is who riding the bikes.  The tour guide took this.  It was taken May 8th.  That was the last update.

           

Today we flew to Xi'an, the ancient capital of China. Since we got up so early in the morning, we only visited the city walls once we got to Xi'an. We all rented bicycles and rode the 9 miles on top of the walls. The view is amazing, although I spent most of my ride trying to avoid all of the potholes in the bricks.
In the evening we had a traditional hot pot dinner. It's like a fondue meal where each person is given his or her own pot of broth. Then each person has to cook their own meat, noodles, and vegetables. Amazingly enough, no one had to go to the burn ward after this one.

Today we are spending the whole day visiting the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an. I'm expecting some amazing pictures from this one. Stay tuned!

               
 
Megan is hiding behind the professor again, on the left in the white shirt.  Say a prayer for my baby because this mama is definitely worried.  
 
              
            

26 comments:

queeniemart said...

I am truly worried and sorry to hear this, Chris. I will pray for her and hope somehow she does not get full blown ill while there......i just know you are going to worry yourself sick.
LOVE YOU,lisa

mariebm56 said...

I hope she feels better soon....it's diificult to be so far away when you are ill.
Keeping her in my prayers~
Marie

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i hope she gets better soon it sucks to go on a vacation and get sick.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))She will be in my prayers,hoping She gets better soon.Can I have the first and last one with Amanda.Thanks and have a nice weekend and Mothers Day.

penniepooh said...

Chris, I know how concerned you must be about Megan. I`m praying that she feels better. I`m so sorry to hear that she`s not feeling well, and so far away from home too. Howe long will they be gone?
Love you xo
penny

gehi6 said...

Oh, I have read about that disease.  I worried my latest bout with a virus my signal my immune system affected by my vegan diet, but I think I had been going too hard.  I didn't have any trouble that way the other two years I went on it, but a trip to China does not seem like a good place to get sick.  I just hope she feels better.  Gerry  

queenb8261 said...

Oh God, Chris. That's no good. I hope and pray she just has  a little montezuma's revenge. I'll pray for her.  Hope you can talk to her soon.  At least she is smiling in the photo. And a beautiful smile it is. Keep  us posted.
Love ya, Barb

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I will keep Megan in my prayers for sure, Hugs Lisa

lanurseprn said...

I'm so sorry Megan is sick. I know you must be worried to death. I just hope it's maybe a touch of traveller's illness. Good ol' Stomach problems, and nothing more.  I hope she updates you soon. Love to you...Pam

dreamingbrwneyes said...

It's so hard being that far away and having to worry. I hope you get an update from her soon that she is feeling better.
Lovely job on the snags.

~ Jenny

rdautumnsage said...

I hope you hear from Megan soon hon. I'm keeping her in my prayers on the smoke! (Hugs) Indigo

astoriasand said...

It is so much differant in other counties Chris.Sorry to read Megan is not too well.Maybe the professor could find out if there is an hospital or medical centre nearby,that could give Megan some letter or something to show the people in the restaraunts what she cannot eat.Rather than her trying  to explain and  them not  understanding  her ? I don't know ? It's only a suggestion. Medical centres and hospital should have someone for this problem language wise,who would make her one out if it helped.I did this on one holiday in greece myself.If that is the problem she means.The pictures are lovely and I am sure she will be fine Chris.We do worry ourselves silly I know,but I think Megan will sort it,or the professor if she has words with him about this problem.There could be a little homesickness too which won't help things they don't always like to admit this .Lets hope something is sorted so she can enjoy the rest of the so long awaited holiday.Keep us tuned in on this.Lovely graphics thanx a million .I snagged the second one.Take care God Bless Kath.Astoriasand
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Chris. Yes China is dirty. I hope Megan's professor can get an interpreter to explain to restaurants about her celiac disease. When I went we were taken to the best restaurants in each town and they were very clean but I saw some grotty places I wouldn't let my cats eat in. I'm afraid that schools will take the students to cheaper places. Xian city walls are beautiful, we went up there and Megan will love the Terracotta Army, it's an amazing place. I hope she feels better soon and can get some food that agrees with her. Jeannette xx   http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

seraphoflove9001 said...

She is in my praters....I would be worried too. Looking forward for the update.
Hugs to you.
Lisa

fisherkristina said...

Saying a prayer for Megan ~

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

chat2missie said...

I will keep Megan in my prayers!
Missie

jeadie05 said...

I read Jeannettes comment I too hope she can sort out some grain free food ,I will pray for her and can understand how worried you must be ...love Jan xx

jmoqueen said...

I hope Megan will be alright poor thing :(  I've snagged the elephants graphic because it's lovely ~ thank you xxx

Jenny

princesssaurora said...

Tell her to avoid all noodles...  just eat rice, meat and veggies... even the sauces may have gluten based thickeners... oh my!!!!!  Sending prayers....

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

pharmolo said...

Hope she gets better soon, Chris.

firestormkids04 said...

She's in my prayers, as are you, Chris.  Love & Blessings, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

geocachelinda66 said...

Awww I really hope she will be ok...  Linda

drb1064 said...

Hope your girl is ok. Sounds like they are enjoying the cultural side of the visit if not the edible.
Debbie
xxx

eyesbaerle said...

I am keeping Megan in my prayers and I sure hope she has been feeling better.
I understand how worried you must be. Best wishes! Hugs, Maria

eyesbaerle said...

Oops..... I forgot all about my request :)
May I please have the cute elephants and the "Bee Fairy" tag with Maria?
Thank you so very much! Hugs, Maria

kalekinileilani said...

Asian Update  Sally please and thank you so much...Hope you had a wonderful day hugss