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Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
Have you ever heard the song 'Slow Boat to China'? Well, a similar song could be written about the slow banking system in China.
This was my second visit to the bank; the first being three days ago to request a new bank card because my previous had been swallowed up by the ATM – not my fault and another story! I was told it would take three working days to get a new card, which is fair enough but actually the bank cards sit in the ...
... 8217;t belong to me now; I am just a visitor. It is
different when you live somewhere compared to when you just visit. My visit
will be over on Wednesday and I will go back to Nepal; I wonder if I will find
a sense of belonging there? I bet I don’t find a Hooleys!
You couldn’t find a much starker contrast between Guangzhou
and Kathmandu. Guangzhou is modern, bright, brash, clean ...
... sewers and vehicle exhaust. Quite a change from the clean Canadian air we are used to. After we had enough of the sights and sounds of the Beijing Lu, we carried on to a place called Shamian Island. From what I understand, this used to be the area where all the merchants lived. there are many beautiful colonial period buildings, picturesque gardens and water features that reflect this part of the local history. The banyan trees form a thick canopy over the streets and manage ...
... to a table and finally sat down. I had worn my new sandals to break them in thinking a 10 min walk down the street shouldn't be too ******* my feet. Two and a half hours later my feet were very sore. 8:30pm and we had found a spot for dinner. The waiter spoke no English and dragged over the one young guy that did, and he was left to deal with us, the tourists! We still are the only white people we have witnessed at all in the constantly flowing sea of people all day other ...
... there and she usually has super squinty Chinese eyes. Like at the end of many of my Summer 'Beers N Noodles’ Adventure’s there are usually birthday parties happening and their cardboard birthday hats usually squash their eyes together making them Super Chinese and I reckon that is always really super ...
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