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... toilet would come later that evening, but we'll come back to that.
I didn’t tell you about my American flights! I left Akron at 6:15. By 5:45, I only counted 12 people in the lobby. When they started boarding at 5:55, there were only two more people (also keep in mind that we were sharing a waiting area with a flight set to leave about 40 minutes later). When they let us on, they called for people needing assistance, families, and ...
... concrete flats that made up the streets were badly streaked with black marks from the roof down, and later that evening as the sun set, there were very few lights to be seen anywhere. As we left for the airport the sky was lit with sheet lightening and it started to rain. I made a note to myself that there are some places in the world I didn't want stay for a week and live like a local. This was one of ...
... handsome. In Guangzhou I see some men and I think hey he looks kind of like Bruce Lee, in China that never happens. There is no resemblance. Cantonese is a very different language. Even counting to 10 is different enough I didn't have time to learn it properly. I feel I will end up back in this city again. Well it has one of the largest and busiest airports in China/Asia so that's not such a big thing to say.
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 ...