When you have very
And nothing to take pictures with....
It's Very Hard.
stolen, we left with the concierge at the Guangdong
International Hotel -- after visiting the British
makes walking the crowded streets a lot easier. And what do you know, straight outside was
a McDonalds. Not the worst place to start.
walk away is the multi-storey, Guangzhou Friendship Store.
have changed.... On my last visit to China, there
wasn't such a wealth of choice available; and no more the need to buy in dollars, or FEC
(those abandoned Foreign Exchange Certificates).
That also means no feasible
black-market for the foreigner.
is available, and the prices are comparable to, or even cheaper than, Hong Kong.
Cantonese now walk around talking into mobile phones, and the all-you-can-eat buffet, at
the nearby Baiyun Hotel (88 Yuan) is not beyond their reach.
We had much
less money than them, and passed away the time with a coffee and a can of Coke; while
waiting for our train to Beijing and writing up the
report for you.