Travel Blogs from Chishui
We headed to Kaiping again for part of the day on our last evening here.
Stopped at Lee village enroute, where my mom is from. Wasn't too far from the Mah village, maybe 30-45 minute walk. I imagined dad's best friend walking over there to meet her for the first time and getting dad to go with him for support. She didn't like this guy but liked his friend instead, my dad. (Sorry Uncle Henry!, RIP, I know you found a wonderful lady later.)
... mostly fluent (lost some but got enough to figure out) with everyone from the area and all the visitors. Everyone I met that day either asked me about Toby's luggage or asked Sophie or her mom. People were in and out all day for the festivities. When anyone saw Toby, they asked one of us about his luggage.
Sophie's mom was so worried Friday night about conveying the wrong address to the ...
The Mah ancestral home.
Dad grew up in this village, this house. Great-grandpa lived in and maybe even built the house, grandpa added the upper level. Grandpa adopted Sophie's orphaned grandpa when he was 4, dad was about 14. Sophie's dad is the eldest son and lives in the home and farms, has a younger brother in Kaiping, the youngest brother in Hong Kong. The area is rice-growing Pearl River ...
... per night. Ours even had an attached bathroom and hot water. Hotels weren't the reason we'd come so far through the mountains though, so we beelined for the closest attraction to town, a park of waterfalls and bamboo a 30-minute bus ride from the city. We slapped mosquitos and clicked our cameras happily until nighfall when we realized that, uh-oh! the buses had quit running. We got some of the friendly park employees to ...
... The hotel is literally steps from the Airport. You could actually walk to it if you really wanted to, but a short taxi ride is a lot easier. I got ripped off a bit by the driver, but I wasn't in the mood to argue with him. The meter said $15, but he wanted $30. When I challenged him, he showed me the visitors guide book in Chinese and said to look it up myself. I couldn't be bothered and just gave him the $30 and called it a draw. I figured I would just have to make ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center