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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 ...
... to the Shishi Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral which was modeled on Notre Dame, and is one of only 4 cathedrals in the world made of granite. Stunning stained glass windows.
We then went to the Opera House to buy tickets for the Russian Ballet's Swan Lake on Saturday night! This is really close to the Canton Tower so ...
... 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.
Traveled by overnight D Soft Sleeper train from Xiamen to Guangzhou, leaving at 17.45 and arriving at 06.30 this morning. The train was old and the facilities were not as good as when I traveled on a Chinese overnight train previously. This one had squat toilets and a wash hand unit which was stained and flaking and had clearly seen better days. Not a 5 star experience, but a Chinese experience nonetheless!
We do not have a great relationship with China Southern Airlines as evidenced by the experiences of this trip. The flight to Guangzhou was on time and actually arrived early, but even at that they managed to torture my ass in the most uncomfortable seats ever. Luggage services was not kind to us as we were anxiously awaiting our bags so that we could meet Eden, but after a tortuously long wait, our bag was the last off the carousel and was bound closed ...