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Travel Blogs from Beihai
BeiHai is a seaport with about 2 million inhabitants in Guangxi on the southwest coast of China. Like many of Chinese cities it feels like a place under the permanent construction with dirt and dust everywhere. And, like in many of cities in China, it has two faces – one with nice and new buildings, clean, specious, sometimes even beautiful and the other face – dirty, old, ruined, forgotten, stuck in old times.
'Many of the city's residents ...
... your time and have the opportunity to go deeper and see where many Chinese villagers have to live – you will get a different picture. The 'Chinese miracle' didn’t reach them yet. The houses look often forgotten, some still build from mud with dark and cold rooms, with no heater, toilets or running water, with dirt around and no public dustbins to be found anywhere. Often times there are no paves roads so dust and dirt is everywhere making sometimes really hard to breath. ...
... ticket and changing my money. He drove me on his electric scooter (before of course taking the obligatory photos) to Bank of China, and then another branch as they didn't have any dollars. We waited a short while until my number was called and then he explained what I wanted to the guy behind the counter. Unfortunately as a foreigner I cannot exchange as money as I wanted, but he offered to use his Chinese ID so ...
... up some fruit and nuts on the way back. I ended up having dinner with the people who live/work here, which was lovely. Tried some speciality dish from north china that was amazing - potatoes, aubergines and peppers, whats not to like! Unfortunately I did also eat a piece of liver and had to use all my strength not to vehemently spit it onto the floor! They commented that I was very good at using chopsticks and I mentioned I had a Singaporean ...
... happy there that we hadn't the smallest reason to complain about anything.
We really can recommend to stay a few days in Behai, although there is not much to do its perfect to relax, take it easy for a day or two.
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