10.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 55 °F
A few days ago we all had to have our temperatures taken – all meaning students, staff, and crew members – as a requirement for entering China. Apparently it’s one way of screening for Avian Bird flu. Weird. Ironically, yesterday I had a touch of Montezuma’s revenge. I’m not sure if that’s the right expression, but I woke up around 7am and began expelling my dinner from the rear. No vomiting. This lasted for about four hours and then ended. I was able to eat a normal lunch and dinner.
Our arrival into Shanghai has been delayed due to fog conditions! Yesterday, after I awoke I glanced at my port holes (sounds obscene, doesn’t it) and couldn’t see a thing except for grey. So just like at an airport, we’ve been instructed not to attempt to land. Immigration officers were supposed to board the ship at 8 am so we could begin to be processed. When are eventually permitted to dock, the Chinese immigration officials will remain onboard the ship until we leave on the 16th. Oughta be interesting. There are a few people who will not be allowed off the ship the entire time we’re in Shanghai because of visa problems. What a bummer for them!