Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... time we had come out from lunch, it was pouring, so the planned walk to a temple was put off. I thought I knew where some shopping markets were, but got it wrong (!) so we ended up spending a lot of time on the subway with no result. Ah well, that's part of the adventure too, I suppose..
On Sat morning we were all up early again and by 5:30 am I had put Carol & Don in a taxi for the airport. It was ...
... I told them that would had as a soup in NZ, and could easily be the whole meal. It was rather large, and filling, but very good. Not sure why we don't have it as a hot drink, really - would be better for us than coffee?
They told me I need to go back and look around in the daytime - the universities are arranged in 3 circles, and you can hire a bike to go between them as the area is pretty big. Lots of parks, and a big lake in the middle, so I will have a look one day soon.
... are working very nicely - they are a pretty good class this one!
1 of the classes I had last night really blew me away. When we start class, we always do a ball-pass to drill introductions - My name's Deborah (yep!), what's your name? Lots of students like to reply 'My name's Deborah, what's your name? to me, so I then use their name when I greet the next student. They think its hilarious, and I have sometimes ended up with a whole class of ...
Guangdong Province is my hometown. Many Chinese major cities locate here, such as Dongguan and Guangzhou. They are on the high rank of the top wealthiest cities in China. However, there are numerous cities rank on the poorest cities in the country also sit in Guangdong. For example, in my home village, people can only find one elementary school. Children have to go in the city for high school for middle school and high school. Copious children are ...
... I had a hunt on-line for some local news reports, and found these gems - all on translated sites, haven't found one that is written in English yet, though these are so good, why try!
Read them slowly and with a box of tissues at hand - my favourite is that we have a Department of rampaging thunderclouds - how good is that!!! I think it even trumps the underground hail lightning storm. Let me know your thoughts...
Ahh, China :)
Guangdong underground ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services