After a few days in Cebu I headed to South China for a visit to our manufacturer. Although not nearly as long of a trip from the US to Cebu the travel day was over 12 hours. The travel day included a driver to the Cebu airport, a flight to Hong Kong, a subway ride to get us close to the train station, a taxi ride to get us the rest of the way to the train station, a train to Guangzhou & then a hotel shuttle to the Crown Plaza. Most of the time I was dragging my 50 pound suitcase behind me. Oh and there was lots & lots of people around.
This post will be mostly pictures because a picture says a 1,000 words and well, I have have been lazy lately.
|At the Hong Kong airport buy one of these for the Airport Express Train|
|Take the Airport Express train to Kowloon|
|Take a Taxi to this Station|
|Buy a train ticket to Guanzhou - Cash only!|
|Beef & noodle soup|
|Bean curd & sesame cakes|
|Egg & Tofu something or other|
|Summit - 1253 feet|
|I'm a Dog!|
|Lots of Buddha Statues|
|This is actually a pretty clear day in South China - View of Guangzhou|
|Bell ringers - have no idea what the significance was but there was a long line to ring the bell|
|This was my favorite - foot massage!|
|This hurt so good!|
|We need one of these at the Arboretum|
Sunday I went for a 6 mile run / walk around the hotel. The hotel was in an area called Science Park hence all the scientist statues.
|Lite-On is our Manufacturer|
|There are lots of parks around & surprisingly there was no one in this park when I was there|
Our last afternoon in Guangzhou we got a quick tour of the river area before heading to Shenzhen.
|Chinese New Year lights were still up|
Steve & I would FaceTime when I was in China. The connection wasn't great & the screen would freeze always with a silly look on our face. We thought it was hilarious and yes, we are easily amused!
After a week in Guangzhou we headed to Shenzhen for a couple of days where our main Asia offices are located. Shenzhen is a very new city outside of Hong Kong. Several people warned us of pickpockets & how they use knives to cut out the contents of your bag or pocket. We didn't spend any time exploring this city. We had a day & a half of meetings then headed to Hong Kong. We had a day to explore Hong Kong which I was so glad to have this time. The city is amazing. Thanks to an underground network & a great subway system the city is super easy to navigate.
|Victoria Harbour Ferry|
|Ferry ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island|
|Reminds me of the Sydney Opera House|
|I couldn't agree more!|
|Cable Car to Big Buddha|
|Subway - It goes on forever!|
|I found these in the market & was SO exited. I haven't seen these since my trip to Australia in '98. I may have ate the entire bag in one evening. So yummy!|
|Disposable Panties sold in the market - Gotta love that!|
|Ngong Ping - Big Buddha|