Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 4)

Beijing Road, Guangdong (北京路, 广东) — The main shopping district in Guangdong. It is also a pedestrian mall. I actually quite like shopping for local brands in China. It’s mostly because it’s cheap and their quality is pretty good if not decent. What is cool about Beijing Road is that there’s one part of the street where they preserved the ancient roads all the way … Continue reading Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 4)

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Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 3)

Impression: Liu San Jie (印象:刘三姐)— This show is definitely the highlight of the whole journey. It’s by far the most spectacular show/performance that I’ve ever seen in my life.Comprising of about 600 actors on a stage that is a river and a backdrop of 12 mountains, the audience of 3,700 let out a collective “WAH!” when the lights first came on in the opening scene … Continue reading Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 3)

Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 2)

100 year old Zhuang Village — This is pretty interesting. We went to the village of the Zhuang minority ethnic group and got to see their housing and lifestyle. It’s kinda like a house visit (though you know that it’s mostly staged). As we left the village, we got stuck in a traffic jam along the mountain road as there was an accident. A truck … Continue reading Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 2)

Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 1)

So I went to China last week for a holiday with CTC Tours. They usually are pretty good with their China tours but this time around, we were unlucky enough to get a shitty tour guide and a noob tour leader. Overall, the trip was just alright. It didn’t feel like it was super fun or that the trip was really that worth it. Also, … Continue reading Travelling through Guangzhou, Hezhou, Guilin and Yangshuo (Part 1)