Thanks to all the beautiful people I’ve met along my travels!
Finally updating the blog (after a few failed attempts with limited wifi). It’s been quite a journey to get to China. I spent 17 hours on a plane: 14.5 hour flight time, 1.5 hour delay on runway, and 1 hour boarding/deboarding…..whew!
First impression of Guangzhou: lots of traffic. And so many people (13 million)! Guangzhou (pronounced Guang Jo) is the third largest city in China, after Beijing and Shanghai.
Below is my guide Cherry (not her real Chinese name). We joked that we were twins (can you see the resemblance?) The matching red shirts help. But in all seriousness, I have been asked on a number of occasions if I was part Chinese. I don’t quite see it, but others do. Hmm.
Chinese street art:
It’s true….no 4th floor! The number four is unlucky in China, so many hotels skip that floor.
Flower Pagoda at Six Banyan Temple:
Love all the Buddha statues. These were also at the Flower Pagoda:
No idea what this says. But it’s a pretty photo 🙂
This little robot kept following me….must be motion sensitive because it stops and turns where ever you are. Kinda cool, kinda creepy.
A few pics from Chen Clan Temple:
Nanyue King Mausoleum:
Chinese lanterns! Wish I could bring some home with me!
I love the trees in China! These are Banyan trees, and they’re everywhere here.
At the five star White Swan Hotel on Shamian Island (no I didn’t stay there…just saw the atrium and lobby) 🙂
And that wraps up my (very long) one day tour of Guangzhou! On to Nepal!