Silver River Hotel
Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
... is usually coated with strong spices and pastes. I had a late lunch in a café restaurant that included miso soup, fried rice, bok choy, and a lemon ice drink. It cost about $11.
Fourteen hours is more than enough to see (or get a feel for) the city. That’s what I had until my next flight. Of course there is bound to be a lot more to uncover if I was to spend longer here. But, I think that I won’t be back. It will be good to get back to ...
Today I had hoped to spend some more time looking around Zhuhai, but as it was STILL raining quite a lot that didn't happen.
I made my way back to GongBei which is also where the train station is, and felt quite pleased with myself for getting a train ticket to come back at 4 pm AND ask for a window seat!
There was nowhere to leave bags at the station, so I went to the Vanguard ...
... to the hotel, bringing with us black skies and more rain.
Max did kind of get to see a panda, who shyly remained in his enclosure. The zoo was meticulously maintained with many animals; tons of babies, like maybe they need to reevaluate their breeding program, but fun for the kids.
Beckett enjoyed looking at all of the animals, unless there was a Hello Kitty balloon in the vicinity.
Today we decided to venture out on our own, away from the preplanned activities so that we could go on our own timetable. We had read much about the shopping on Shamian Island and since the trip has included a dearth of souvenir shopping it seemed appropriate. The island was 15 minutes away by Taxi. Sometimes the taxi driver allows all 6 of us in, and sometimes we get a grumpy "too big" response. The way there we found a young driver who could care less about how ...
... he would prefer to sleep with his sisters.
Tomorrow is our consulate appointment where he will officially be approved for his visa! There will be no pictures, since the consulate does not allow us to take in any electronics. We could pretend the same for his medical exams, but really we just arrived and realized the memory card was still in the hotel. So instead enjoy some pictures of Beckett's party tricks.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking