Grand View Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... which also turned out to be the shower floor. After hearing stories, I am glad I got to experience it in private (I heard in some places, the public toilets are VERY public), but in the shower, too? One challenge at a time please! I never realized how much I move around in the shower until my feet (thankfully in hotel provided sandals) had to be glued to the sides of the squat toilet. My train of thought was something like:
... we passed through on the way were very third world looking with rubbish on the roadsides and neglected rundown tennement housing everywhere. It was with a sigh of relief that we pulled into a small side street which lead to a newish looking hotel where we were to stay for 12 hours until we had to return to the airport for the last leg of the trip to Auckland.
Breakfast was included so I ate what ...
... in China, so all that made in china stuff you see, it comes from here. So alongside the manufacturing also comes the shopping. Guangzhou is shopping central. Huge malls, huge wholesale stores. As well as handmade street markets too. There is a huge jade, jewelry and clothing market. Finding quality jade here is a shopper's dream. Finding quality hemp or bamboo clothes for cheap here was impossible for me ...
... little pieces here and there resembling french castles, roman architecture, etc. The interior of the watchtowers is completely Chinese. An altar for worship, flat wooden beds, simple kitchens, etc.
I'm really glad I went with 2 Australian guys, one of them owns a garden and sells fruit, so he was pointing out all the wildlife we were walking past. Every kind of edible fruit and ...
... 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 ...