Grand Palace, Guangzhou

November 10, 2014
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.. It really hurt and was not relaxing. People do funny things in the park- Bollywood dancing, Thai chi, singing. Mom does yoga. Another thing we did was rent bikes to see the lights of the Canton Tower. We rented two two-person bikes and played Downtown on mom's iPhone. We also took the subway to a place called Shamian Island. Many people get wedding pictures here. I saw white dresses and one blue...

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... to our chauffeur from Shenzhen, we are taken to the old farm house, in a tiny street in the old village. There we meet more family, including the 'farm uncle' himself, the last surviving brother of Sisi's father. They take us to the family graveyard. Grass is cut and weed removed from the simple mounts which indicate the funeral sites. More family shows up, we are with 10 people now. It is emotional. We pray at the graves, others burn incense. The sun is ...

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... made available, while hotels are arranged. The evening finds us in Canton, 13 million inhabitants, with large spacious streets and lots of green. Nice old trees line the road, potted plants and flowers at every available location in this semi tropical city. I sleep solidly in our five star hotel. Nice for a simple country boy like myself to experience this world of business. Just a peek into their kitchen. In this high tech hub of ...

Yesterday we went to chimelong paradise, a massive theme park in guangzhou. It was all Halloween themed and we had a great time. There was lots of water rides where you get totally soaked, you have to wear ponchos on them. Not like the ones in England where you hardy get wet. There was another ride where you sit like you're on a motorbike and it shoots you off really quick and then you go over loads of bumps! As it was Halloween there were lots of Halloween mazes with actors ...

We left Beijing with the best weather we have seen. We flew to Guangzhou and instead of a 9 hour wait at the airport, we met a new tour guide who took us into Guangzhou City. I was desperate to see a little of Guangzhou, partly to avoid 4 hours shopping. Guangzhou tower is actually the third tallest building in the world, however, we only sighted it in the ...

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