Travel Blogs from Foshan, China

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Fame and Fortune in Foshan, Foshan, China travel blog

Fame and Fortune in Foshan

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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Day One in Foshan, China "China is famous for - people," our director states with a giggle. Dan and I are goggle-eyed, staring out the side windows of the school van at our new home and trying to maintain a conversation with our new coworkers at ...

Back to Foshan, Foshan, China travel blog

Back to Foshan

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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Happy Christmas, Mouse, Foshan, Guangdong and Guiyang and Zunyi Guizhou province, China travel blog

Happy Christmas, Mouse

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... a little let down when it came time for New Year's Eve, and, while we did enjoy a party at Sarah's apartment in Foshan, there wasn't any fake snow, masks, or even sparklers. After Christmas and New Years, the western world settles down ...

Happy Birthday China, Foshan, China travel blog

Happy Birthday China

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... lessons now, and can actually order in a restaurant, provided we know what kind of food we want. Most restaurants here in Foshan have their picture-less menus written entirely in Chinese characters and so we're only able to recognize basics, like the ...

Can't Cheat the Chinese, Foshan, China travel blog

Can't Cheat the Chinese

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... bargaining-for these shoes or another pair. If I do like them, I know she's willing to bargain a little more. Negotiation in China is done with reserved smiles and minimal histrionics. In Egypt, I was often on the verge of the giggles when a seller ...

Rollercoasters and Plastic Wrap, Foshan, China travel blog

Rollercoasters and Plastic Wrap

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... anyway, Dan, Adam, Loman and I also went on the water park rides fully clothed and then sat, drenched, all the way back to Foshan in the taxi. We gathered at our local restaurant once back and ordered a steaming pot of dog meat, (yes, you read that ...

Bye, Lisa!, Foshan, China travel blog

Bye, Lisa!

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... win the javelin toss in the 2008 Olympics." (Won ton, by the way, is not a Chinese word. If you want won ton soup, ubiquitous in Foshan, you must ask for yun tun (yoon twoon) and must not append the word for soup, tang.) Another tactic we've tried at ...

Turtle Soup,  Dog Ribs and Mooncakes for Dessert, Guangzhou and Foshan, China travel blog

Turtle Soup, Dog Ribs and Mooncakes for Dessert

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... , frogs, snails, pigeons, horse, moose, bear, as well as some mystery meats (like McDonald's, Dan says). Since moving to Foshan, we've had donkey, fish head soup complete with floating eyes, toad, pea-flavored ice cream, snouts and entrails of some ...

Chinese Checkers, Foshan, China travel blog

Chinese Checkers

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... you can feed goldfish, or rent boats. Or amusement park rides and mini-zoos housing unhappy animals. One park in the Nanhai suburb of Foshan has a luge-you sit on a shiny tray with a break handle between your legs, and it pulls you up a hill and then ...

Wie alles begann., Foshan, China travel blog

Wie alles begann.

A travel blog entry by jiabaili

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... , weiter und meine Chinaverbindung wurde tiefer, tiefer, tiefer. Es ist wirklich eine Reihe von Zufällen zu verdanken, dass China zu mehr wurde, als einfach ein Land. Der Service von Kitty ist sehr effizient. Wir arbeiten mittlerweile 3 Jahre zusammen, ...

All Will Salute Me, Shunde, Foshan, Nanhe and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China travel blog

All Will Salute Me

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... . You have to party pretty hard to break a toilet. We ended our visit to Guangdong Province with day trips to Foshan, Paul's Dad's birthplace, and Guangzhou for a day of shopping at the counterfeit market-everything's fake, down to the replica branded ...

Guangzhou, Gaungzhou, China travel blog

Guangzhou

A travel blog entry by gogotrek

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... see were shops after shops selling only jade jewelries. The most popular merchandise is textile. Gone were the days where everyone in China wore the same dull peasant clothes. You will find all sorts of varieties here. It is not uncommon to see ladies ...

Home of the dragon dancers, Foshan, China travel blog

Home of the dragon dancers

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

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... to wait for a call on his mobile phone to come and collect us. Yes! He really thought he'd get a signal... Foshan's historical past, present and future apparently includes a massive trade in ceramic models. We were toured one of the major ...

You know you're in Guangdong when..., Guangdong Province, China travel blog

You know you're in Guangdong when...

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... stars of the Chinese Communist Party are omnipotently looking down on you; This isn't it all, and could probably be many other places to so many other people. But for me, these are the sounds and sights that are synonymous with life in Southern ...

Foshan, Foshan, China travel blog

Foshan

A travel blog entry by gogotrek

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My aunt's family took me to Foshan to see China's famous folk hero, Huang Fei Hong. Those of us who watched many late night Kung Fu movies would probably find his name familiar. His heroic deeds have been immortalized in countless Chinese movies. He was ...

Olympics, Hong Kong and business travels, Foshan, China travel blog

Olympics, Hong Kong and business travels

A travel blog entry by ninaversteeg

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... shops closed with an official seal. The day after the Olympics I had to get up early for a business trip to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan. I ended up having to go the last factory again on Saturday but was able to catch the boat to Hong Kong in the ...

The border jump, Foshan, China travel blog

The border jump

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... the 3rd from that city. So, Hong Kong was due in the 28th. For today, the destination was Yangshuo. But first a night in Foshan. Another city. Stayed in a hotel by the bus stop. Really good looking. Had a "medium" time there. Just wandered around, had ...

A New Contract, Xianxi, China travel blog

A New Contract

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... , and had to shower and nap once we got home. Oh yes, that reminds me to mention our current schedule, typical of China:  we worked 7 days straight 3/26-4/1,  had five days off for Qing Ming Festival,  worked another 7 days straight ...

The Nanfeng Ancient Kiln Fires & Foshan City, Foshan, China travel blog

The Nanfeng Ancient Kiln Fires & Foshan City

A travel blog entry by eddakath

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... is so small that you will have no need for a taxi or even a bus adventure.    The LP states that Foshan is one of China's oldest Pottery Towns that dates way back to the Han Dynasty (BC221 to 207).    It has been known throughout ...

Dragon Boat Races with Couchsurfers, Foshan, China travel blog

Dragon Boat Races with Couchsurfers

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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... the monopolistic undertones. But, it's because of the monopoly that it provides a genuine feeling of escape for the city-dweller in Foshan.  We didn't stay here after all, it was too busy. We went to a great Cantonese restaurant instead, which I ...

Maddie's Day, Foshan, China travel blog

Maddie's Day

A travel blog entry by vince_k_moosic

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... children.  Hence, fewer girls are abandoned according to their view.   There were only 7 International adoptions from Foshan last year.  Another change is that Yanbu and some of the other surrounding towns have gotten approval to have ...

Boring parks and rotating restaurants, Foshan, Guangdong, China travel blog

Boring parks and rotating restaurants

A travel blog entry by raymondc

Dylan: Today we went to Foshan, where we went to some parks (all pretty boring). We saw some temples but they weren't very good. We went to a rotating restaurant for lunch. Rotating restaurants are the latest gimmick in China. Raymond's Travel ...

Deep Thoughts on School and a Mountain, Foshan, China travel blog

Deep Thoughts on School and a Mountain

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... bring it down. Mountain The highlight of the week was undoubtedly XiQiao Mountain. Basically, it’s a mountain on the outskirts of Foshan, but what makes it unique, is there is a giant Buddha statue built directly on its peak. It’s a massive ...

Another Week In, Foshan, China travel blog

Another Week In

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... was Teacher’s Day. A government sponsored holiday meant to celebrate all teacher’s in the People’s Republic of China. Which so happens to include me. Basically, teachers were given the afternoon off and in the meantime entertained by ...

Three Months Encounting, Foshan, China travel blog

Three Months Encounting

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... too. Incense Probably one of the best things I’ve bought thus far has been incense. Living with two other boys in mainland China, it’s needless to say the smell can sometimes be, dreadful. I’ve been trying for weeks now to clear the ...

2 Months In, Foshan, China travel blog

2 Months In

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... I don’t have all the details on the matter now, but from what I gathered, they’ll be taping us live on the local Foshan sports channel. More on the topic when I have word. Smog A final word on a topic that is starting to get worst, and that ...

School Begins and Other Life Dealings, Foshan, China travel blog

School Begins and Other Life Dealings

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... , and looks as if it’s been in commission for, give or take, 30 years. That’s not all. In China, or perhaps just in Foshan, stating the bus system is unpunctual would be an understatement. Of the five times I’ve waited after school for a ...

First Night in China, Foshan, China travel blog

First Night in China

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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Finally made it to China with some adventures along the way. Plane ride wasn't easy but met some people to share our burden. Had to immediately use the bathroom once we landed and was at once introduced to the eastern toilet. Simply a hole in the ground. ...

Another Week In II, Foshan, China travel blog

Another Week In II

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... address, no money, and no idea where he was in a new city made for a recipe for disaster. I wandered the streets of Foshan and after, say, the first thirty minutes, anxiety had already settled. That thirty minutes ended up stretching into 3 hours. I ...

The Week Before Holiday, Foshan, China travel blog

The Week Before Holiday

A travel blog entry by chriswrobs

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... is the school food is tasting worse and worse. I’m now heading out more often. Beijing This coming week will be one of China’s biggest holidays. Being newcomers, we found out at the last second. We originally wanted to go to Xiamen and then to ...

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