Jiu Yuan Hotel
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 ...
Today's window sketch from our apartment features a new sports centre all angles; I should earn some brownie points from Anne Langdon for doing what she asked which was to make a sketch from a window in each place we stay.
We ate a meal in one of the new shiny chrome shopping complexes, navigating the crowds looking, shopping and pushing their children who they had lifted into shopping trolleys.
Zhang Nan's ...
... past few years and is back preparing some papers here.
He took us to the office of foreign affairs where we were able to make contact with a few of our past colleagues.
We will be meeting up for dinner with some of the post grad students who are able to be there (others are spread near and far across the globe and country- all with significant positions in each of their fields.)
We will ...
... to get an OK coffee in the airport and link to free wifi.
The plane was a brand new unit and we left three minutes before time.
1995 experience vignette
We remembered one previous trip in 1995 from Hankou.
We had our tickets and again were the only westerners. No signs in English.
I visited the toilet but it was so bad I returned without using it.
The old concrete building looked and felt ...