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Travel Blogs from Guiyang
... We can only work it out to be the train slowing quickly and the carriages knocking against each other.
We arrived in Guiyang to grey skies, rain and another big city (we hoped we had left this behind in Chengdu) albeit much smaller than the other places we have visitied so far. For anyone wanting to travel China, its worth noting that any arrival train station will leave you ending up in a city so don't expect the peaceful countryside on arrival anywhere.
Our day in the mountain park was too exciting to only upload 5 pictures! Here are some more for you all to check out. Hope you are have a fabulous summer and we will see you guys so soon :)
Emm and Gabs ...
We are not sure why but the Chinese tourists weren't there. Zhang Nan's father said that heaps of money was spent but they have gone bankrupt.
The final adventure was last night when we were invited to a dinner organised by Charlie (Yu Changyin), one of my post-graduate students.
In fact Charlie was the monitor of the Post-graduate class, responsible for ensuring everything went well.
The students ...
... for the old men and their birds in cages and mahjong on the footpath has been built over with a building on top.
We were so surprised to wander up our street to find the old red building still there as well as our building!!
The only thing that appears to have changed is the window frames!
I was keen to find out about the sour noodles that we always ate, so we made our way to the ...
... whereas this is a gleaming, impossibly clean airport. During our time in Guiyang in 95/96 the blasting for the new airport was constant.
Guiyang, the poorest province in China, has obviously changed.
My post graduate student from 1995-95, Zhang Nan met us with one of her cousins who drove us around Guiyang via new multi- lane freeway to a new housing complex where we were met by Jack, another cousin, who took us to his ...