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A Quarantine Gallery

The hazmat suits appear at midnight. (Eric in the robe.)

The hazmat suits appear at midnight. (Eric in the robe.)

In the ambulance.

In the ambulance.

Breakfast at the hospital.

Breakfast at the hospital.

Welcome to Quarantine. Here's your fruit.

Welcome to Quarantine. Here's your fruit.

The Guo-men hotel.

The Guo-men hotel.

Dragonfruit. The inside looks like a white kiwi.

Dragonfruit. The inside looks like a white kiwi.

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Morning exercises, not mandatory.

Morning exercises, not mandatory.

Sam thinks this says you can't bring pigs into the hotel, because they give you flu.

Sam thinks this says you can't bring pigs into the hotel, because they give you flu.

In our second, vastly nicer room.

In our second, vastly nicer room.

The view from our balcony. (!)

The view from our balcony. (!)

Someone is feeding the stray cat.

Someone is feeding the stray cat.

Dinner al fresco.

Dinner al fresco.

Our first room. While it was clean. Ish.

Our first room. While it was clean. Ish.

Hello from that ridiculous balcony.

Hello from that ridiculous balcony.

The buffet on the Lido Deck.

The buffet on the Lido Deck.

Almost over..

Almost over..

And we are out of here.

And we are out of here.


We did, indeed, get out of quarantine today. Fancy certificates, flowers and everything. TIme has nearly healed the wounds already (that and a couple of really, really good meals).

Looking these over, it’s clear that once we were out of the hospital and that first awful couple of rooms, China did well by us. Considering. And the people we talked to in Q seemed to feel that the government was “doing the responsible thing” and that cooperating was a civic duty. So we did our duty, too, I guess.

It wasn’t ever the quarters. It wasn’t the food. It wasn’t even the astonishing heat (which you can’t see in the pictures, but murdered sleep for sure.) It was the simple fact that–boggling as it is to the American soul–we couldn’t leave.

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  • JK - Saturday, June 27, 2009

    so happy you’re out. I am sure you learned a lot. The last line of your post hints at the identity challenge that occurred.

  • kirsten - Sunday, June 28, 2009

    Glad to see that you have been released. I like that they give you certificates and flowers. Nice parting gifts.

    I also love the photos.

  • Amy - Sunday, June 28, 2009

    Yeah!! So happy you can resume your trip as planned! Praying for you for a fun filled joyful rest of your journey and safe return home!

  • Elisabeth - Sunday, June 28, 2009

    I love the big bouquets of flowers.

  • Misty - Sunday, June 28, 2009

    So glad you got out of there. Waiting anxiously to see Rory in your arms.


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