Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
... basement level and it was hilarious how low the roof was. Kev had to be stooped over the whole way to avoid hitting his head and despite Erin being relatively short by Australian standards she even had to be more aware of the roof so that she didn't hit her head! We made it to a different mall next to our starting one and found a large local supermarket. It was interesting seeing all of the different food available. It made us realise why on shows like 'Border Security' they ...
... 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 ...
... guide advised us that they boil the scorpion to get the poison out, drain the water then eat what is left. Guangzhou, like so much of China, is a contrast between the old and new. We left the market area to walk down the main modern shopping street. This street was no different than walking down a street in NYC. Mia thought she was in heaven when we arrived at a corner that had McDonalds on 2 different corners. Our guide took us to a Dim Sum restaurant that ...
... 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 ...
... that come back to visit so that they remember the special dishes of Cantonese food. We finished our stay with pictures out front. It truly was a delightful visit and a wonderful experience. Jim and I were impressed at the improved level of care that we saw and also the improved conditions. Still heartbreaking to see all the children in need of a family. The rest of the day we toured Guangzhou. We stopped at the Chen Family temple that is over 100 years old and ...
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