I'm totally jealous!!! What a glorious place. Lil, I'm crying as I read of your adventure... But wait... you made me laugh out loud when you described about taking a bubble bath, closing your eyes and upon opening them finding a scary looking monkey! Hahahahahah! That is so incredible. That would have scared me tremendously also. I'm glad he grabbed cashewnuts and not Needles!
My youngest daughters best friend is from China, I think she will enjoy your writings also, I will tell her.