Hanting Quanji Hotel Guangzhou Tianhe North
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The checkin opened at 7:30 and it was busy. After getting our boarding passes we went though security and immigration to arrive at the Premium lounge. Had a quick bite and relaxed and getting some work done in the comfortable chairs (like the ones at the door massage places). Had a quick shower to get ready for the red eye flight to ...
After one hour flight delay, we arrived in Guangzhou at 4pm but the connection on Turkish doesn't leave until 11pm. Kinda awkward timing as it's too little time to go into the city 41km away but too long until the check in counter opens at 7:30pm. The Guangzhou airport lack serious seating so good thing Air China First Class check in counter as ...
Today I visited the Huaisheng Mosque, another of the recommended sites
from my arrival pack.
This is the 2nd mosque I have been to now - 1st one in
Xi'an, when Michael was visiting me.
A mosque visit is very different to a temple visit - for
starters, there are no crowds, and no joss sticks being burnt. The GZ mosque
covered a much smaller area than ...
... upstairs to lie down on the bed and have my hair washed, as per normal here. Your head lies in the gently sloping basin, and they lift it up when they are rinsing etc.
The girl started by tucking a sheet of plastic and a towel into the top of my dress at the back, and made sure it was well inserted!
Next the shampoo, with the scratchy fingernail thing going on. So far, nothing unusual. Then after a minute or two, she started pressing into pressure points on my ...
... apart from the bit where we were hurtling down the runway and the pilot slammed the brakes on just before take off. It was nothing to worry about, just a flashing 'critical failure' light on one of the engines. After a few minutes of engine revving in the stand-by zone we were deemed 'Okay to fly' and we took off.
Eleven hours and 36 minutes later we landed in Sunny England.