Guangzhou Grand International Hotel
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... got in and beat anyone else comfortably. It was embarrassing because in Australia we are both laughed at for our swimming ability.
8. They're not that pushy for sales.
Based on trips to Thailand and Bali our expectations were that Chinese people would be pushy. Not so. They really didn't care if we bought their store items or gave them a donation or ate at their restaurant. They were staring at us...but not pushy.
9. Slow walkers.
So so so slow ...
... 3 groups of little girls from a dance company who performed. Hilary and I had instant Copeland flashbacks. We said goodbye to everybody and headed off to bed since we had an early flight. Day 11: We woke up early and got on a plane to Guangzhou. Now we are finally on our own! No tour guides, no schedule to follow. It's awesome. We got to the hotel, dropped our stuff off, and started exploring. There are so many shops in Guangzhou, it's insane. ...
We walked from our hotel to a spice/herb market. There was stall after stall of different herbs and spices. Local Chinese come here and tell the shop keeper the symptoms they are experiencing and he will give them the correct herb for what ails them. Along with the plant herbs we also saw different dried animals and animal parts: centipedes, millipedes,star fish, snake skin, sea horse, and no trip to the market would be complete without seeing live ...
I am lucky enough to have 2 visits from Carol & Don this year, transit stops on their way to Ireland.
They arrived very early on Weds morning, and as it was my day off we made the most of the time, starting with breakfast at McD's at the airport - that most Chinese of all experiences!
There is an airport bus that runs from the golf hotel at my complex, and we had a lovely tiki-tour ride back ...
Today we experienced Hannah's city. The first stop on our tour was Hannah's orphanage. Our last trip here was 10 years ago so we were anxious to see the changes and hopeful for what the day would bring. As we pulled up the drive, I thought we were at the wrong place, it looked all new and the two massive statues were gone. The orphanage had statues of a woman and a child out front. When the assistant director, Wendy, came out to greet us, she confirmed we were in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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