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Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
... on their drugs from the '90's). Most other people in the pool were quite serious about their swimming and kitted out in goggles, swimming cap and one man even had a Bluetooth earpiece fitted in whilst he was swimming. As professional as they looked both of us were comfortably faster than all of them just meandering back and forth with what would be by Australian standards a slow paddle.
Once we had cooled down we grabbed a bite to eat, a local delicacy that many ...
... went to the pearl factory! I got my pearl ring that I've wanted for the longest time. Everybody got a little something. After the pearl factory, we went to Elephant Trunk Hill. We then made our way back to the hotel for our tour's farewell dinner. We said goodbye to our tour guides and the other families we would no longer be traveling with. We also got to watch some local kid performers. One little boy played drums like you wouldn't believe! ...
... of the games. The stadium has never been used since the games and is now a place that tourists visit. Also near by was a fountain that was choreographed to music and a museum. The museum had a display on North American Indians :-) In this area, Jim was surrounded by a group of teenagers that wanted to get their picture with him. Seems I married a rock star... We left Guangzhou to fly to Guilin (pronounced gway lyn). Mia ended up with headache but was a ...
... On Fri I didn't have to be at school until the evening, so we went in and had a look round the Chen Clan Academy which really impressed me on my first visit. There was a man doing traditional style painting on special paper, and he was keen for us to have a go, using all his English words to tell us so! He was very friendly, and when we declined his offer he gave us some of the special paper anyway.
... both orphanages, the girls were called by their Chinese names. We were greeted by the Doctor, the Nurse (both cared for Hannah), the Director and another Assistant Director. A special part of the meeting happened when they told us this was the Doctor that gave Hannah her Chinese name, which means strong and beautiful. This was a special moment for us and we told him that he had named her well! They asked questions of Hannah and answered our questions. This portion ...
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