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January 8th, 2009 – by: iwade2much
We ended up getting a hostel at lotusland www.lotusland.com for 2 nights. We showed up at the hostel at 630am and Charlie the ower checked us into a 6 bedroom door area for 9 dollers u.s a night or 210yuan.
Very Big and lots of room a huge improvment from Hong Kong and finally we all felt like we were at home again and were ready to tackle the day out in Nanning. Charlie helped set up our Veitnam visa and the shuttle to the border for Saturday morning.
We all decided to have alittle nap then go out and explour Nanning old city. Once going out and taking Charlies adivce on a nice rice noodle resturant we ended up at some fast food place with again eveyone staring at us, I made my way for the counter and just pointed at what number i wanted on the pictures of the food and that was that. The order came out and I was about to sit down to my first .
After Lunch Myself and friend decided to wonder the streets and see that Nanning had to offer and one thing there was alot of was stares and blank faces wondering who we were or why were we here...... We just kept walking some locals would try and sneak photo's on there cell phones of us so we'd stop and pose when they were lining up and surpise them. Once they notice what was happening they'd smile and walk away fast (hahaha) we continued through the streets looking at everything the local Nanning peolpe had to offer we passed one man selling 2, 4 and 8 gb sandisk memory cards for digtial camera for 3 dollers canadian so my friend bought one and we went on our way again.
Later that night we met a Chinease local named Bobby and he asked if we'd like to join him out to a light show at a local park, we agreed and off we went grabbed some beers for the road hopped a bus and bang we were there and ready for a light show. As we started walking through the narrow paths we came to an opening and wowowow there to my aww was the massive skyline of Nanning's new city I had no idea there was a place one could see such thing and none of the locals could have told us as they didnt speak english, none of the guide books speak of it and nothing on the internet knows anything about it!
Bobby said they have danceing lessons and rollers skating to shooting guns and games for everyone.
Time spent in Nanning was short and sweet but I wish that maybe one day I can make it back here as Im sure this will be a major city in a few short years, the peolpe of Nanning are happy and very welcoming even though they stare alot and point, its only cause this is a newly open city to tourisim.
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