Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon
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Travel Blogs from Dongguan
... seeing some of the sights, and certainly the size, of the city.
Late morning we went for a wander to Zhongcunzhen, the little village across the road from me, and had a walk in the sunshine and warmth before getting lunch at a random restaurant. The young lad who might have been our waiter, stood and watched Carol & Don eat their meal - occasionally he would do something, like take the plate of ...
... years ago.
Even though it was dark when we arrived, you could see that it was cleaner than the normal city area, and there was hardly any traffic so everyone was walking on the roads. The air actually smelt fresher too!
We went to a food court area and I had told them that I was game to try pretty much anything, so they went off and got dinner.
The food was delicious, and the biggest surprise was the warm, purple drink - it was pureed kumera! They were a bit ...
... cake, candy, bread, pizza, burger, chicken, ice cream. The foods, of course, are familiar, but not all the English words, especially chicken, bread, noodles, rice. (They all know pizza, cake, burger) Last night was only the second time they have been introduced to the vocab, and they can't read yet, so being able to recognise the word alone was pretty impressive. The ones who struggled a bit were helped by the others, so no one was left out of the game.
Guangdong Province is my hometown. Many Chinese major cities locate here, such as Dongguan and Guangzhou. They are on the high rank of the top wealthiest cities in China. However, there are numerous cities rank on the poorest cities in the country also sit in Guangdong. For example, in my home village, people can only find one elementary school. Children have to go in the city for high school for middle school and high school. Copious children are ...
... quite surprised to be informed that out 4 pm classes had been cancelled due to an orange weather warning in place.
I asked what orange meant, and was told it is one step down from red, which is the big nasty. Anyway, we got to go home early, and although it didn't seem to be that bad at the time, by 7:30 pm it was pretty spectacular.
I was watching TV with a friend at my place, and we couldn't hear over the thunder, so watched the storm instead for a ...
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