Travel Blogs from Guiyang
... the hsotel our spirits were not really lifted. We found the Mayflower on the 16th floor of a high rised building. Not a pretty place but the security at the bottom were helpful. When we arrived at the entrance to the hostel the door was ajar but it was pitch black inside. After 15 minutes wondering and contemplating if this could possibly be the right place, a guy appeared confirming it was the hostel.
The room had a fantastic view of the city however the decor in the room was ...
Our day in the mountain park was too exciting to only upload 5 pictures! Here are some more for you all to check out. Hope you are have a fabulous summer and we will see you guys so soon :)
Emm and Gabs ...
We are not sure why but the Chinese tourists weren't there. Zhang Nan's father said that heaps of money was spent but they have gone bankrupt.
The final adventure was last night when we were invited to a dinner organised by Charlie (Yu Changyin), one of my post-graduate students.
In fact Charlie was the monitor of the Post-graduate class, responsible for ensuring everything went well.
The students ...
... don't cross the streets anymore it is all underground walkways (some with shops)
When we reached the centre of town and looked back up the street as we had done in the past the difference was palpable as you can see in the pics
A play with some tops in the park concluded a memory laden wander. Sam thinks that I spin a mean top, especially when I lashed it with the rope.
... motorbike. We couldn't help thinking that if we returned to any of our cities after 20 years what changes would we notice. Certainly not the magnitude of this. When we asked about how it is financed we were told that the government is putting money into these really poor cities.
There are so many cars that private cars are only allowed certain days of access according to their number plate.