Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chongqing

Chongqing was taken out of Sichuan to become a separate municipality as a was of promoting the development of the West of China. The food is spicy, locals pretend even spicier than in Chengdu. The city is mainly built on hills which means that bicycles and motorbikes are very few, leaving place to cars. The confluence of the Jialing and Yangtse rivers is a good place to walk around, do some shopping and enjoy some Western luxuries. A visit to the town of Dazu is to be recommended, it is known for Buddhist rock carvings.

Pictures:
Dazu

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

South China Sea

Nanning the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is a good place to base oneself for exploring the nature wonders of the province. The proximity to Vietnam is not only geographic but also cultural. Many motorcycles drive as crazily as cars in other Chinese cities, and they do not pay attention on the sidewalks.
Beihai is a sea resort on the South China Sea, rooms with seaview can be obtained for a good price in February, as the water is too cold for a swim. There were still tourists walking on the beach during the day. In the city center, the old street features colonial style houses and plenty of small shops for tourists, with bars, caf├ęs and vietnamese food.

Pictures of Beihai

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hong Kong

Enjoying free Internet access in Hongkong, moving my blog entries to Blogger for my international friends to read, answering obsolete Facebook messages and accepting friends requests from people who must have forgotten they sent it. When I landed in Guangzhou a few days ago, just before the New Year, there was almost no traffic, a great surprise, showing how the city had been almost deserted. Luckily there were still enough restaurants open to enable visitors to have an early dinner on New Year's Eve.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone

May the year of the rabbit bring you happiness and prosperity