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Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
Have you ever heard the song 'Slow Boat to China'? Well, a similar song could be written about the slow banking system in China.
This was my second visit to the bank; the first being three days ago to request a new bank card because my previous had been swallowed up by the ATM – not my fault and another story! I was told it would take three working days to get a new card, which is fair enough but actually the bank cards sit in the ...
... 8217;t belong to me now; I am just a visitor. It is
different when you live somewhere compared to when you just visit. My visit
will be over on Wednesday and I will go back to Nepal; I wonder if I will find
a sense of belonging there? I bet I don’t find a Hooleys!
You couldn’t find a much starker contrast between Guangzhou
and Kathmandu. Guangzhou is modern, bright, brash, clean ...
... sewers and vehicle exhaust. Quite a change from the clean Canadian air we are used to. After we had enough of the sights and sounds of the Beijing Lu, we carried on to a place called Shamian Island. From what I understand, this used to be the area where all the merchants lived. there are many beautiful colonial period buildings, picturesque gardens and water features that reflect this part of the local history. The banyan trees form a thick canopy over the streets and manage ...
... to see a Giant Panda. Albeit, however, a questionably humane or less than ideal scenario of seeing one in a zoo, I was still supper stoked. We wandered around through the bird exhibit seeing a diverse presentation of parrots, Macaws, cockatoo's and budgies.The layout of the zoo was wonderful, lots of areas/ structures for shade and well placed seating. The smaller animal bird, snakes, lizard, exhibits seemed well suited for each of the species. I love being able to see animals I ...
Beers N Noodles toya...shane
The Soundtrack to this entry was by Tori Amos
The album was 'Little Earthquakes'