|New Town Guangzhou: skyscrapers, parks|
& stadiums. Everything is covered in colored
lights and moving LEDs--even the trees.
I know what you are thinking, oh, China sounds fun. Okay, maybe the first time, but I've been to Guangzhou eight or nine times now and frankly, I dread going back. It's not just that there's nothing to do their except visit factories. Ask any local and they'll tell you (once you get acquainted) how the government has torn down almost every historic site to build impressive, but slightly tacky, LED clad skyscrapers.
After so many trips, it's more about praying I don't catch something. Last trip, I ended up in the ER with a case of overly zealous E. Coli. Just 48 more healthy hours to go and I'll be batting .500 (for you who don't keep up with baseball, that means if I don't get sick, it'll put me at 50%).
Don't get me wrong, I love the Chinese people and have made some good friends (perhaps due to the government, the Chinese people that I've met tend to be very guarded until you build a friendship). It's just when the only thing to do is visit the City Zoo, The Temple of The Six Banyan Trees (which really is a must see), or sit at a conference table across from a team of skilled negotiators while drinking tea made from non-potable water (you just pretend to sip it), you end up spending a lot of time doing the later.
|Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.|
Bring lots of water and good shoes.
Of course, viewing or posting on Blogger from China is not possible due to the Great Wall--not the historic Great Wall--I'm referring to the one China isn't quite as proud of: The Great Firewall of China.
Now, that I'm back, I'll belatedly check out all the, "What's Your Process" comments as well as other blog participants posts, and just generally catch back up with everyone.