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... I mentioned earlier, I’ll call her A because I don’t know if she wants to be mentioned in my weird little blog that mostly just talks about squat toilets, came with me to get some water. It took them forever to give her a room key. It was weird: the lady showed us to our rooms first, let us in, and we paid in cash and got one of those old fashioned carbon-copy receipts. Then, we had to ask for the key to our room. The "keys" weren't really ...
After a managable 11 hours sitting in the plane, it was a relief to walk around again in the Guangzhou airport. The immigration officers were so slow to work through the queues that I was stood in line for over an hour waiting to get my passport stamped. Eventually I passed through and got directed to a shuttle bus which took us through the city of Guangzhou for a long drive to our hotel accommodation. ...
Guangzhou is the 3rd biggest city in China, and definitely my favorite.
The fastest, cheapest, cleanest subway system I have ever seen.
MANY huge public parks. And much like Beijing, Guangzhou has an ancient town alleyway zone, and a modern skyscraper zone. Although, every street I went on, was fairly narrow, with minimal traffic. There are trees and shade everywhere.
Guangzhou is the leading ...
The Dialou watchtowers in Kaiping, Guangdong are some of the most unique pieces of architecture in the world. I say this easily because they were built by rich peasant farmers (already interesting) who had seen western architecture, but had no training in building.
So most often, these 2-5 story local watchtowers begin at the base as Chinese architecture, and then as they continued to build it, they ...
... arguably set China on its path to modernization. One of the key sparks for the Opium Wars was the Chinese refusal to allow British traders to enter the city - making the modern comfortable and air conditioned train journey from Hong Kong particularly relevant historically.
Arriving at Guangzhou East train station we first had to pass through the border and get our ...