Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... We thought we had hit the jackpot because we found a double tube abandoned. We tossed it into the lazy river and did a relaxing loop. It was a little nervy when you passed through an 'ice tunnel' with lit up lights on the roof and lit up snow flakes except there was this little sign that says 'risk of electrocution- no splashing' which was funny because everyone was splashing and also funny because the sign was displayed only within the short tunnel except if a fault occurs ...
... 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! ...
... guide advised us that they boil the scorpion to get the poison out, drain the water then eat what is left. Guangzhou, like so much of China, is a contrast between the old and new. We left the market area to walk down the main modern shopping street. This street was no different than walking down a street in NYC. Mia thought she was in heaven when we arrived at a corner that had McDonalds on 2 different corners. Our guide took us to a Dim Sum restaurant that ...
... the tray and put it on the table, but beyond that, he didn't seem to actually do very much.
I guess I have got used to the staring, but this was more intrusive than I have had for a long time, so we were quite pleased when he went away near the end.
Later that day we went up the Canton tower, as it was a lovely clear day and the air looked clean.
We got some great views, and then ...
... that come back to visit so that they remember the special dishes of Cantonese food. We finished our stay with pictures out front. It truly was a delightful visit and a wonderful experience. Jim and I were impressed at the improved level of care that we saw and also the improved conditions. Still heartbreaking to see all the children in need of a family. The rest of the day we toured Guangzhou. We stopped at the Chen Family temple that is over 100 years old and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service