Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
Today I visited the Huaisheng Mosque, another of the recommended sites
from my arrival pack.
This is the 2nd mosque I have been to now - 1st one in
Xi'an, when Michael was visiting me.
A mosque visit is very different to a temple visit - for
starters, there are no crowds, and no joss sticks being burnt. The GZ mosque
covered a much smaller area than ...
... it felt like a head massage.
It sure was! She massaged my head and neck for a good 10 mins - it was really great, and I could quite happily have let her carry on longer.
The lad who cut my hair listened patiently while I attempted to say what I wanted done, then read the characters in my little book to understand what I wanted - hopefully I will get better at that over time, and today I at least managed to say I wanted a haircut...baby steps!
It was ...
... grounded and the airport would grind to a halt. Nobody I spoke to at the time was capable of estimating the cost to the economy of the region.
Luckily for me, and everyone else in the south of China, the passport was found (a-hem, inside my toiletries bag) and disaster averted.
Our stay at the airport was delightful and our connecting flight to London went off ...
... often used to time driving somewhere or coming home so that it roughly coincided with the start of my baby's naptime. Then once we were home I'd transfer my baby into his bassinet or crib, and he'd have a lovely long nap. I've been known to take the long route home for just this reason! Although these techniques are generally successful, obviously you don't want to be obliged to drive around with your baby every night just so he'll go to sleep. The idea of these techniques is ...
... GZ to sit exams or conduct business.
It is now home to the Guangdong Folk Art Museum as well as retaining the temple, and is a truly impressive place. It is easy to get a bit jaded when you visit lots of temples and pagodas, but this one is in a category of its own. The craftmanship on display is quite extraordinary, and this will be a must-see for my visitors - no wonder it was the top of the list in the ...