Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
... don't know mandarin or cantonese. However they are obsessed with westerners (Miranda kerr and Hugh Jackman ads everywhere) not to mention mtv on the tv yet the hotel staff and large department store staff didn't know basic english.
7. They're terrible swimmers.
There were always Chinese people in our hotel pool decked out with goggles and swimming caps doing incredibly slow laps. Both of us would casually swim a couple of laps of breaststroke or sidestroke when ...
... for a little bit and then we found Subway! We found our dinner! Attached to the Subway was a convenience store. They sold a big bottle of beer for only ¥5! That's less than $1. Heck yes. Subway and beer. We were set. We stayed in and watched "Grown Ups" on the movie channel and went to bed early. We love being on our own! Day 12: Today we woke up and were on a shopping mission. We got a map, found where we were supposed to go and took ...
... of the games. The stadium has never been used since the games and is now a place that tourists visit. Also near by was a fountain that was choreographed to music and a museum. The museum had a display on North American Indians :-) In this area, Jim was surrounded by a group of teenagers that wanted to get their picture with him. Seems I married a rock star... We left Guangzhou to fly to Guilin (pronounced gway lyn). Mia ended up with headache but was a ...
... the tray and put it on the table, but beyond that, he didn't seem to actually do very much.
I guess I have got used to the staring, but this was more intrusive than I have had for a long time, so we were quite pleased when he went away near the end.
Later that day we went up the Canton tower, as it was a lovely clear day and the air looked clean.
We got some great views, and then ...
... hot here and humid. It was 93 at 8:00 in the evening so you can imagine the temperature during the day. By the time we got back to the hotel we were exhausted. We cooled off and then had a traditional Chinese meal of Subway. Very grateful for an ice cold Pepsi. I am missing cold drinks.... We are keeping our eye on typhoon Rammusan that is in the vicinity. We will be leaving before it hits Guangzhou but it could impact the next 2 days of our trip. Prayers ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services