Art Star Hotel
Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
The checkin opened at 7:30 and it was busy. After getting our boarding passes we went though security and immigration to arrive at the Premium lounge. Had a quick bite and relaxed and getting some work done in the comfortable chairs (like the ones at the door massage places). Had a quick shower to get ready for the red eye flight to ...
After one hour flight delay, we arrived in Guangzhou at 4pm but the connection on Turkish doesn't leave until 11pm. Kinda awkward timing as it's too little time to go into the city 41km away but too long until the check in counter opens at 7:30pm. The Guangzhou airport lack serious seating so good thing Air China First Class check in counter as ...
... an one, but was just as peaceful a
place to visit.
Apparently GZ was the place that Islam was introduced to
China, and the name means 'remember the sage', referring to Mohammed. The
mosque was built in 627 during the Tang dynasty, and in those days it was close
to the banks of the Zhujiang River, and sailors used to climb the minaret to
... and done with pretty quickly, and he hadn't taken too much off which was a bonus.
I then got myself some yummy jiaozi for lunch, little steamed dumplings with meat and veg in, and headed home just before the first thunderstorm of the day hit.
Its my day off today, so will likely spend the rest of it watching movies and/or reading, as I am feeling in need of a proper rest day.
Its been incredibly hot here - yesterday the temp was 37, with a real feel of 50 - ...
Here's a tip - don't take a flight to China and lose your passport before you even get off the plane. I did and it looked like the start of a major Australio-Chinese incident.
Just after we landed I realised that I did not know where I'd put my passport. "Perhaps it was stolen," I suggested quitely to Steven. He wasn't buying it and called a steward for assistance.