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 ...

12 hours to kill, Foshan, China travel blog

12 hours to kill

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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... drove 15 min. to Nanfeng Ancient Kiln. What Foshan is most famous for in China, and amongst people with interest in China, is pottery. Foshan has been a pottery center since year 600 ac and Nanfeng Ancient Kiln is the oldest in China. Normally you can ...

Another festival and a wedding, Foshan, China travel blog

Another festival and a wedding

A travel blog entry by woods.jan

The wedding was amazing. Lots of food, we knew was freshly cooked because we saw them chopping up the eel outside. Lots of beer on tap, and cold for a change, what joy. And more rice wine skulling. The wedding venue was an Academy of sport for dragon ...

A day off to shop, Foshan, China travel blog

A day off to shop

A travel blog entry by woods.jan

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After seeing off about nine of our group and most of the Brits, we left in a small group with an interpreter to go shopping. We caught a bus to train station, then two trains to get to shopping centre. The train system is amazing, I guess it needs to ...

A whole suburb of textiles, Foshan, China travel blog

A whole suburb of textiles

A travel blog entry by woods.jan

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You can walk for miles and all you see is textiles. Rolls of fabric everywhere, and mostly denim but a few other styles and colours as well. Then time to pack up and catch bus at ...

A real dragon boat Festival, Foshan, China travel blog

A real dragon boat Festival

A travel blog entry by woods.jan

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We had an early morning departure by bus, got to our next motel with only enough time to drop off bags. Again nobody really knows what is going to happen or the complete story, so just have to get used to going with the flow. The bus took us down some ...

Wai guo ren (foreigner), Foshan, China travel blog

Wai guo ren (foreigner)

A travel blog entry by hunter.stephen

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... most people were not willing to do. I said my good byes and I was off. I lived and worked as a foreign language teacher in Foshan city, just south of Guangzhou for a year. The next few blogs will bring you all up to the present. This August I will return ...

Kletterparadies, Yangshou, China travel blog

Kletterparadies

A travel blog entry by daniel75

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... em ne Karst Turm u luege de Buure bim Ris pflanze zue. We mir de am chlaettere si, luege sie ues zue. Apropos Touris: in China hei aui am erschte Mai und ir erschte Mai-Wuche Ferie. Es isch totau crazy. Ds Stedtli isch i dere Wuche us aune Naeht ...

They Say It's Your Birthday, Foshan, China travel blog

They Say It's Your Birthday

A travel blog entry by annalisekraus

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... flip of a time change, is that you almost get to celebrate your birthday twice. Although it is almost Oct. 23rd over here in China, it is still Oct. 22 over in the states.  Something cool I learned today was that since I have a Google+ account and ...

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