Garden Inn (Guangzhou Gangding)
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We paid 1000RMB each for a private tour to Kaiping with a driver and guide. This was a lot of money, but well worth the money. The Diaolou are multi-storeyed defensive vilage houses in Kaiping, a region of Guangzhou. They were very popular from the early Qing Dynasty to the 1920s and 1930s and were built by overseas-Chinese who came back to China to build houses for their relatives ...
... come back and explore more on Saturday.
We then went to find an Indian Restaurant. Unfortunately the one the Westin Hotel Conciage recommended was closed for the Spring Festival, but we were directed to another one, Taste of India, which was excellent, wonderful samosas and succulent chicken korma and chicken tikka.
... with a little park by the river. We had lunch in a the delightful "Orient Express" French Restaurant where the staff were lovely and helpful. Two old carriages have been made into dining cars. Weather permitting we plan to return for an evening meal during our stay.
An excellent first day in Guangzhou, in the old Cantonese region.
... to their home – our cleaning lady is gone for a month! Tim and I are going to the island of Boracay in the Philippians for our break with a couple of days in Manila. Its beaches are ranked in the top 3 in the world – I’ll let you know if we agree!
This past weekend we had a half day inservice on Saturday at school and nobody batted an eye. That wouldn’t happen at home. On Sunday 4 of us hired a car and we travelled to Dafen, ...
... an early dinner I’ll never forget.
Aside from the great German food, I was gifted by a homemade cheesecake, 10 out of 10, and also, a traditional Chinese tea set. Both of which were unexpected and both left me overwhelmed. Few times I can admit I’ve been left speechless, and this was one of them.
Chinese Tea, Knots and Dumplings
Saturday morning, my friends and I made it out to nicely run tea shop for a free seminar in Chinese tea ...