Arriving back in Guangzhou ...

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Skyscrapers everywhere in Guangzhou

I'm now heading to the airport in Shanghai and not looking forward to returning to Guangzhou because from that point on I will only be going in the direction of home (west) ... it's not that this full trip is over, I still have over 2 weeks left in B.C. Canada ... but the really big part of this travel experience of touring overseas will be ending on January 15th, 2007 :(

Today (Jan 14th,2008), I finally decided on the leather boots I would buy and so left Shanghai, China with a bit of fashion ... I wonder now, "why did I buy them", but when I do put them on they do make my outfit go from casual to fashionable .

McDonald's In Guangzhou ... we went for a quick and healthy lunch :)
.. perhaps I can make use of them when in Las Vegas ... I usually wear sweats shirts and use runners but Shanghai showed me something, "I'm not in style" LOL ... I don't need a fashion show to tell me that and I will know for next time, that it's important to bring or buy fashionable clothes in Shanghai, China if you want to 'fit in' ... I prefer comfort though!

The flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was quick.  This being my 8th flight for this huge trip, I'm certainly lucky ... I haven't lost any lugguge, or I haven't had items stolen, pretty good so far ... I'm beginning to think I do have LUCK ... My girlfriend and I hopped into a taxi cab and headed from the Guangzhou airport to her families' apartment ... she only spoke Cantonese, her native tongue,  during the trip back to her home .

My friend's 28th B-Day cake
.. I felt so lonely for a second in this strange new world of China ... It must be my upbringing but I was always told to use the primary language of our guests when socializing ... but perhaps that's just a 'Canadian thing' ... my future ventures may answer that simple question

Her Mom and Dan gave me a Traditional Tea Set (painted with traditional Chinese Carp), Tea, Sweaters, her mom bought our youngest daughter a Communion dress and other nick-nacks ... Her parents were so hospitable and before leaving I bought the whole family breafast ... Chinese of course ... I didn't eat any Western foods, well I did slip in my Starbucks coffees and Coke-A-Cola drinks

Guangzhou, I felt, was smog free in comparison to many of the other cities in China that I visited ... astonishing since the population of Guangzhou is quite high; perhaps I just lucked out when SMOG was low, either way I left Guangzhou with great memories and a fondess for that city that makes me feel I will return ... What a country China is, I still can't believe I had the opportunity to go!!!!!!!!

Right now I am really anxious to return to my home country of Canada!! ... I sure did experience loneliness (at times) and realize how important my husband, 3 girls, and extended family are, 'in my little world'

warfairy says:
Hi! Would you know what is the fastest way from Macau to GReat wall? I am planning to go there soon. Thanks!
Posted on: May 19, 2008
smokeyd says:
Roselle I loved reading your blog!! So amazing!! I even took notes for when I'm over in Asia I can go see a few places in China too!
Posted on: May 17, 2008
row-zzzzz says:
Ronnie ... exactly ... I want to go back ... I don't know what it is ... I know pollution is bad, but the people, culture, etc. overpower the negatives ... good for you for moving there ... where do you plan to stay?
Posted on: May 15, 2008
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Skyscrapers everywhere in Guangzhou
Skyscrapers everywhere in Guangzhou
McDonalds In Guangzhou ... we wen…
McDonald's In Guangzhou ... we we…
My friends 28th B-Day cake
My friend's 28th B-Day cake
Skyscrapers everywhere
Skyscrapers everywhere
In a cab in Guangzhou ... Im behi…
In a cab in Guangzhou ... I'm beh…
Keeping the traffic running smoo…
Keeping the traffic 'running' smo…
Daily run of Guangzhou, cars, buse…
Daily run of Guangzhou, cars, bus…
Flower Garden in Guangzhou
Flower Garden in Guangzhou
Flower Garden in Guangzhou
Flower Garden in Guangzhou
Subway
Subway
Guangzhou Subway
Guangzhou Subway
Hey, I need room to back out of my…
Hey, I need room to back out of m…
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Guangzhous wedding boutiques ... …
Guangzhou's wedding boutiques ...…
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
McDonalds in Guangzhou
McDonald's in Guangzhou
Skyscrapers in Guangzhou
Skyscrapers in Guangzhou
Guangzhou mall
Guangzhou mall
Guangzhou mall
Guangzhou mall
Yummy!!!!!!
Yummy!!!!!!
Guangzhou
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