Overseas Chinese Friendship Hotel
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... characters. One of which was on his hands and knees praying (seemingly for money from bystanders) with an old chap lying next to him who was covered in a sheet, in a similar fashion to how you would cover a dead body. That's probably the angle he was working but in that heat a body would not have lasted long before it started to decompose. Safe to say he was aiming to prey on foreigners.
We did finally get to our accommodation at Oakwood premier suites. We had ...
... The big shopping area was very close. But, you never would have known it if you walked around the local streets. It just all of a sudden smacks you in the face! We all got a few things there. We could have walked around all day and spent all of our money if we really wanted to. Currently, we are repacking our suitcases and getting ready to leave tomorrow. We are going to Lucy's tonight for dinner where we will have a great American style dinner. ...
We walked from our hotel to a spice/herb market. There was stall after stall of different herbs and spices. Local Chinese come here and tell the shop keeper the symptoms they are experiencing and he will give them the correct herb for what ails them. Along with the plant herbs we also saw different dried animals and animal parts: centipedes, millipedes,star fish, snake skin, sea horse, and no trip to the market would be complete without seeing live ...
... 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 ...
... they surprised us with a book for Hannah that had a message written in it from the Director. We were then treated to a wonderful lunch at the orphanage with the Director and Assistant Directors. Hannah was asked to sit in the seat of honor at the head of the table and the director sat beside her. The food was delicious and we were grateful that we had become adept at use of chopsticks. We impressed the staff. The Director said they always prepare a meal for ...
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