Guangzhou 3
Guangzhou 5

Guangzhou 4

2008_0513021 The city of Guangzhou is huge, with a population of 15 million people.  The city seemingly never ends.  However, it is just a small drop in the bucket compared to the country of China which has a population of 1.6 billion people.2008_0512002

The two primary languages used in China are Mandarin and Cantonese.  Here in Guangzhou the primary language is Cantonese and the primary type of food served here in this city is Cantonese Food.  We are eating all of our meals while at the 2008_0512018 conference in the hotel dining room and we are eating lots of delicious Cantonese food.  The variety is amazing and each meal usually includes about ten different entrees that are served in the family style manner.2008_0512022

On Monday evening we boarded a bus and went downtown to participate in a river night cruise of the Pearl River.  It was quite an experience.  The Pearl River is a very large and polluted river that runs through the center of the city of Guangzhou.  The river is lined with lots of elaborately lighted sky scrapers, office buildings and it is crossed by many unique bridges.

2008_0512019 It was a lot of fun to sit on the top outer deck of the river tour boat and drink tea and eat watermelon while enjoying the lights of the city and the good conversation of some very interesting people from Australia. 


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)