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Travel Blogs from Taishan
... much information on these buildings, only the town shops facing the river. The town was founded in the Qing dynasty under Emperor Shunzhi, but it's current form was built from late 1800s to early 1900s. The buildings all face the Tanjiang river and the buildings all have a shop on the bottom with two residential floors above. Like the Diaolous, Western architecture and designs are incorporated in the buildings.
Everyone in the towns ...
... around us if this was Zhenjiang to be told "Kaiping, Kaiping!" We really didnt need this right now to be in the middle of nowhere in Guangdong, especially when they speak a language we dont even know one word of!!
Luckily a guy was pointing at another bus which meant that we had to get on another one and then head off to Zhenjiang, by this point it was 3pm on Saturday so our hopes of reaching Sanya today slowly faded away ...
We headed to Kaiping again for part of the day on our last evening here.
Stopped at Lee village enroute, where my mom is from. Wasn't too far from the Mah village, maybe 30-45 minute walk. I imagined dad's best friend walking over there to meet her for the first time and getting dad to go with him for support. She didn't like this guy but liked his friend instead, my dad. (Sorry Uncle Henry!, RIP, I know you found a wonderful lady later.)
... got caught and fined. Whew.
We met up with 2 of Sophie's school friends for dinner and they got to practice their English with us. They were pretty good.
Later there was an evening fountain water works & lights show set to music in the plaza. Quite pretty.
The driver took us back in the evening and enroute, Toby & I got our first good whiff of Stinky Tofu.
Very rural. Those are the immediate words that come to mind.
Not 1, not 2 but many consecutive roosters crowed in the mornings. Families had chickens, some had pigs and other fowl too. Quite a few dogs around and the odd cat if you managed to see it creeping around. Rice, winter melons, plantains, Chinese local vegetables, apples, mangoes, papayas. Shrimp and peanuts drying in the ...