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wakingdream
post May 18 2009, 09:12 PM
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For anyone interested in China, particularly visiting Guangzhou and the neighborhood of Taojin Lu, check out this article from the NY Times.

Up and Coming in Guangzhou

Divey dim sum halls and late-night noodle shops are giving way to boutiques, pricey wine bars and speakeasy-style saloons. And while some prostitutes remain, you are just as likely to see young Russian and African couples pushing baby strollers during evening hours.

“Five years ago it used to be more down and dirty, with vegetables rotting in the street,” said Jonathan Edwards, a British-born resident who opened an education consultancy in the neighborhood a few years back. “Now it’s quite funky. There’s a nice mix of foreigners and hip Chinese.”


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post May 19 2009, 02:40 AM
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For anyone interested in China, particularly visiting Guangzhou and the neighborhood of Taojin Lu, check out this article from the NY Times.



I think that question depends on you. If you feel you will never return to China, then perhaps yes. Especially if you really want to see it. This is one place I have not been, but have been told to go there. I wish to go back to guangzhou, so I could include both then. If you have every intention of returning in the reasonably near future, then wait. Since it seems you really want to see guilin, but it sounds like Hong Kong isn't on the top of your list of must do places, maybe shorten Hong Kong a bit.

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QUOTE(xiantravel @ May 19 2009, 02:40 AM) *

QUOTE(wakingdream @ May 18 2009, 09:12 PM) *

For anyone interested in China, particularly visiting Guangzhou and the neighborhood of Taojin Lu, check out this article from the NY Times.



I think that question depends on you. If you feel you will never return to China, then perhaps yes. Especially if you really want to see it. This is one place I have not been, but have been told to go there. I wish to go back to guangzhou, so I could include both then. If you have every intention of returning in the reasonably near future, then wait. Since it seems you really want to see guilin, but it sounds like Hong Kong isn't on the top of your list of must do places, maybe shorten Hong Kong a bit.

and I lived in xian china,if you want ,send Email to me ! THKS


The article did not talk about Guilin or Hong Kong, so what are you talking about?


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