Nineteen weary teenagers arrived in Kunming today - the latest batch of Lattitude volunteers attending my school's In-country Teaching Skills Course. We had been told to expect 10 Australians and 9 Brits, so we had a bit of a scare when only 9 Ozzies turned up. "William" was not there. Thankfully, 10 Brits turned up a few moments later, including "William" who had been wrongly designated as arriving from Sydney!
A bit worryingly, Rob (my boss and fellow trainer) has been ill in bed for the last two days with food poisoning. He says he should back for when the lessons start tomorrow. I hope so, as I'm not feeling 100% either. Still, we did manage to ferry all the volunteers to their hotel, have an introductory meeting and then took them all to a banquet. But the real work starts tomorrow!
Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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