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Asia » China » Guangdong » Dongguan November 30th 2014

As a traveller, I appreciate every travel. Would it be business related or a vacation trip, I will enjoy. To go to Dongguan, we travelled from NAIA 2-Phils.=>HK via plane => Shekou Port via ferry=>Dongguan by car. It took around 6hours of travelling and I never get exhausted, I maybe born as a traveller for I never get tired on the road. Though I spent my Mondays to Saturdays going from hotel to work and work to hotel I still enjoyed it. Sometimes, customers/suppliers would invite us to have dinner to restaurants with whom they know is the best place to let us experience the Chinese Cuisine. This specific restaurant in Chang-An served delicious foods. I love the taste of their dishes for they know how to let the original taste of the food. I tasted ... read more
HK Airport (1)
HK Airport (2)

Asia » China » Guangdong » Zhongshan November 26th 2014

Hello People, So we are on our 3rd blog of the day, this was because or laptop (Neil's) broke down but it is all back running now!! Neil said it was a voltage problem at the other hostel!! I am so relieved I was having spooks withdrawal!!!! I am ill!!! This is the first time I have been ill the whole of China!!! But lucky for me I have my amazing boyfriend Neil to look after me, in between trips to the shitter and giving me cuddles!!! He got me fruit for breakfast, then I asked for western food for lunch so he brought back a Starbucks lunch of chicken salad, fruit bread and a choco pain (the boy did very good), dinner he brought back fruit again but it was delicious and 100% helping the ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Zhongshan November 25th 2014

Hello all, We made the decision last night to book a hostel for two nights in Zhongshan, with the intension of getting a bus into Macau two days in a row. We couldn't afford to stay in Macau, and Zhongshan is only about 30km away and at about a 5th of the price. However, after we had booked the hostel here we were informed that we would not be able to go to Macau for the day and then re enter mainland China (i.e. back to our hostel, where our bags are) due to immigration laws like HK. So, we have decided to hopefully go to Macau on the ferry when we are already in Hong Kong. We have come to this hostel in Zhongshan anyway because we would have lost money on the pre-booking fee. ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 24th 2014

Hello Followers, So today we woke up in Guangzhou, Vicky had a good night sleep I on the other hand did not!! Looking, we found my mattress was about 1 cm thick so it was like sleeping on the wooden slates however Vicky was 4 inches!!! We had planned to head to Foshan today to see Vicks ex step cousin Aaron, who she hasn't seen for about 10 years. We were lucky as we could get the metro all the way there with only 2 stops and it was only 77p/single!! So an hour and a bit later we arrived. First impression was poor it seemed a bit run down but it was on the edge of the city so we held back our expectations. Aaron is teaching English out here which definitely appeals to Vick. ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 23rd 2014

Hello People, So we were lucky enough to get another lie in this morning, it was good but same as normal we were both up at 7am!!! Still out of bed at 8am. We headed into town for some breakfast, I had dumplings, as the Chinese were and if its good enough for them its good enough for me!!! Vick managed to get some good fruit bread at last and bought a mango, this disappeared in record time in the hostel. (I think she enjoyed it) We sorted out a few things and then headed to the travel agents to get or bus to Guangzhou, when arriving they told us the times had changed and the type of bus had changed, one of this was good the other not so!! They delayed us an hour however ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 23rd 2014

Teacher, Leave us Kids Alone Upon arriving in China, I was surrounded by so many new sights, smells and sounds, but as the days turned into weeks, I knew something was not quite right… Alas, I realized as I reflected on the thoughts of Wilde, “I am not young enough to know everything”. What was I to do? Aging is such a flaw to growing old, but despite this, I did not want that to hinder the fact that I am still not old enough to know nothing! So with that ambitious thought in mind, I decided I must enroll in a course and learn Chinese! So that is what I did. I found a course offered by the university and enrolled in basic Chinese classes, and as I entered class on the first day, I ... read more
My classmates... kidding!
Time for recess!
Hot wheels!

Asia » China » Guangdong » Shenzhen November 19th 2014

Hi All, Lovely to go to Shenzhen for the weekend and to escape the chilly weather here in Hunan. So with a wonderfully sunny and warm day I went to visit Lian Hua Shan park to see the statue of Deng Xiao Ping. Deng Xiao Ping was definitely a survivor after surviving many of Mao's purges and even ended up working in a tractor engine factory during the Cultural Revolution, while others like Liu Shao Qi were murdered. Although he was responsible for the opening up and economic reforms of the late 70s and early 80s he was also took a strong line with the protesters by sending in the army during the 1989 Tiananmen protests. The gardens and bonsai trees through out the park were absolutely stunning. Such beautiful colours. The park was packed with ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Shenzhen November 18th 2014

Hi All, About an hour or so just outside of Shenzhen is Dapeng. Just outside the new town there is an old fortress which was a site of a battle in The Opium Wars against The British. It was very quaint and pretty walking around this old walled town, and also free of charge. There were quite a few tourists but not too many to feel cramped. It was lovely walking around the back lanes and being able to sneak a peak into the old houses. Enjoy the Photos Jah Bless... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou November 9th 2014

As we prepare for our four day mediation course in the jungles of Northern Thailand, I have started reflecting on some Buddhist philosophies on life and meditation. From what I can tell, a monk’s life is anything but easy, and it doesn’t seem like they have much fun. Most of their days are spent living a very simple existence as they aim to clear the mind through meditation and accept that life is little more that a constant state of suffering. The monk who wrote the book I am reading, however, states that although every day is not a party, there is much to be grateful for. Buddhists believe in the idea of samsara and reincarnation; they believe that the first thing everyone should be grateful for is the fact that they are born human. In ... read more
A Chinese man with his sea turtle

Asia » China » Guangdong » Shenzhen October 31st 2014

Hi All, I've visited Shenzhen a few times in the last couple of weeks and I must say I've really enjoyed this amazing city. It's difficult to imagine that around 30 years ago this huge city was a couple of fishing villages. The city is massive but the metro is very convenient and very cheap especially when using the Shenzhen Tong, like London's Oyster. One beautiful Sunday I visited the beaches which were really beautiful and the water was very clear and lovely and warm. There are also some beautiful parks that are full of some incredible flowers and tropical plants and one evening I joined the English corner to meet some new people. Another joy is that because most people living here are migrants there is an amazing choice of restaurants. The airport is an ... read more

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