Published: October 31st 2010October 31st 2010
Day 15 - Had a call from Yilun, a young computer science student I met in the Hong Kong hostel. He is studying at Guangzhou uni so knew the place well, we spent the day wandering the shopping malls and street markets, sampling the local food and finally taking a cruise boat down the Pearl river. Guangzhou has really developed in the 25 years since I was last here, many upmarket shopping malls and still the tradidional small shops selling dried fish and Chinese medicines. At night, the whole place is lit up with colour changing LED floodlights. All in all, a great day out.
Day 16 - a quieter day after yesterday. Went to Canton fair, had a short ride in an air conditioned trolley bus (a first) and had dinner in the nice cafe I found 2 days ago.