Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
... This wasn't without its difficulties as no one spoke english. We had narrowed it down to either taxi or train prior to departing however the taxi cost we were quoted was almost $100 and we were expecting it to cost about a 1/3 of that. However, having never been to China before we weren't sure how safe the train system would be. That said though we have been shafted by taxi drivers on multiple occasions before (namely Turkey and Russia) so there was the risk of our ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility