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Thanks to National day holiday and rearranged schedules I had 6 days in a row off school - bliss! I stayed at home and did a little exploring, but mostly just relaxed, read and watched movies thanks to Netflix.
The unfortunate consequence of all that was that I had to teach on Wed, which would normally be my day off, and was unable to meet Carol & Don for their return stopover.
They managed to get their way to my ...
... one evening. The motorists acknowledge that pedestrians exist and will even stop and let you cross at the crosswalks. Japan is CLEAN, not even cigarette butts around! What was strange, though, was we had to really search for a trash can when we had garbage, especially in the train stations. A guide told us they were removed 15 years ago when a poisonous gas was let off in the subway systems. But I digress..
Spent the morning exploring Yuexiu Park were the locals were exercising, relaxing, play games, singing etc.
I thought I'd go to the airport via subway. It was so easy and cost only a couple of dollars.
When I boarded the plane I again found someone in my seat. The crew member found that we both had a boarding pass for the same seat. After some time, the couple of moved to the seat in front.
Chinese Parks have a unique feel about them. Liuhua Park is in the middle of Guangzhou and is like an oasis. The park is quite picturesque set around a series of lakes with calming music being played thru out, but it is activities of the locals that is very fascinating. Local were dancing, exercising, playing games, singing etc. A common game being played is 4 or 5 people keeping a weighted shuttle cock with their feet. Ladies exercise by swinging arms ...
The train was meant to have arrived at Beijing at 8:30 AM but it was more like 11 AM which made Matt anxious as he now only had 75 minutes to catch the subway to Beijing South, pickup his prepaid ticket and catch the bullet train.
The central railway station is the older style sprawling building with lots of people and minimal signage. I knew there was a bus that left from here to the airport, after a few mis-directions I eventually found the bus terminus in a nearby small ...