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... and wait! What is equally mind boggling is that the bank clerk on the other side of the glass, who was no youngster fresh out of college, was supervised all the time by a senior. The supervisor would use her own special reds stamps to stamp the documents he had printed out and which I had signed; he would also stamp them with his own stamp. She also used her special card to swipe through his computer, probably as a way of verifying what he had ...
... 8217;t belong to me now; I am just a visitor. It is
different when you live somewhere compared to when you just visit. My visit
will be over on Wednesday and I will go back to Nepal; I wonder if I will find
a sense of belonging there? I bet I don’t find a Hooleys!
You couldn’t find a much starker contrast between Guangzhou
and Kathmandu. Guangzhou is modern, bright, brash, clean ...
... name on a card in Chinese characters and the security guy/concierge came with us to hail a cab. This wasn't your typical taxi. By typical, I mean a car with 4 doors, a roof, seat belts and the like. This was a motorbike with 3 wheels (motortrike??) with the driver straddling it like usual and then a wide back seat with just enough room for the two of us to ride side saddle. No helmets of course. But we figured a 2 minute ride would be no big deal. ....if only the ride ...
... then you drop coin into a slot in the outgoing automated patrician. Efficient and no waste of paper. Our first stop of the day the Beijing Lu pedestrian street. Online sites say that, "Beijing Lu is one of Guangzhou’s most famous pedestrian streets. It was once a road regularly used by government officials in ancient China. In the Centre of the street you will see two underground archeological sites showing that this road has existed here for nearly a thousand years." ...
Beers N Noodles toya...shane
The Soundtrack to this entry was by Tori Amos
The album was 'Little Earthquakes'