Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
Here we are in Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, rich in history, sights and gastronomic delights. We realized that to make this teaching truly a worthwhile experience, we need to get out and enjoy it. My co-teacher Andrew mentioned that he and his wife did this night at Jiangyue, on the Pearl River, opposite Shamian Island, and how nice the …
The checkin opened at 7:30 and it was busy. After getting our boarding passes we went though security and immigration to arrive at the Premium lounge. Had a quick bite and relaxed and getting some work done in the comfortable chairs (like the ones at the door massage places). Had a quick shower to get ready for the red eye flight to ...
After one hour flight delay, we arrived in Guangzhou at 4pm but the connection on Turkish doesn't leave until 11pm. Kinda awkward timing as it's too little time to go into the city 41km away but too long until the check in counter opens at 7:30pm. The Guangzhou airport lack serious seating so good thing Air China First Class check in counter as ...
... an one, but was just as peaceful a
place to visit.
Apparently GZ was the place that Islam was introduced to
China, and the name means 'remember the sage', referring to Mohammed. The
mosque was built in 627 during the Tang dynasty, and in those days it was close
to the banks of the Zhujiang River, and sailors used to climb the minaret to
... and done with pretty quickly, and he hadn't taken too much off which was a bonus.
I then got myself some yummy jiaozi for lunch, little steamed dumplings with meat and veg in, and headed home just before the first thunderstorm of the day hit.
Its my day off today, so will likely spend the rest of it watching movies and/or reading, as I am feeling in need of a proper rest day.
Its been incredibly hot here - yesterday the temp was 37, with a real feel of 50 - ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJiangyue Hotel Guangzhou
We decided on Saturday to get out for the night and took the last room with a view of the river. What a great decision that was. Despite the cold and wet weather, it was nice to sit in the room at night and in the morning watching the river and it's traffic. We had a business room and paid for it, getting a rare treat: a bath tub. After a too long day hiking, the warm bath was a delight, though the water was warm, it wasn't hot. The heater blew, a bit noisy at that, and didn't heat up the room. Still, this is China and it was a nice getaway.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.