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2018-05-082018-05-08

Guangzhou

Baby steps into mainland China

Yesterday consisted mostly of traveling to Guangzhou and camera problems, the only photo I managed to make that day is this one:

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Today we had a pretty bad weather prediction of mostly rain, so we opted to explore the city instead of hiking up a mountain.

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Our hotel is located on a small island that used to be divided between the British and a French, you can see ths in the colonial architecture of the buildings.

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After our morning coffee we headed to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, on our way we also ran into the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the park behind it.

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The park was nice, but we still had the temple to find.

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It's fun to see how we like to explore parts of the city that we would never have dared to enter a few years ago, such as these alleys.

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There are little shops everywhere

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We finally made it to the temple and just as we suspected, it resembles a lot of the other temples we visited over the past few years ;)

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Aparently the goal is to throw a coin into the little hole at the top, something thsi person here took quite a few attempts to achieve.

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With our first couple of goals done for the day it was time for lunch and for once I managed to snap a picture before we ate it all. After lunch we headed to another park to sit down and relax in the hot and humid weather.

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The park was a bit of a let-down and the air was getting more and more humid, a sign that rain was about to poor down. Time to get into the subway and head back to the hotel for a quick refresh.

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After a bit of relaxing and waiting for the rain to disappear we headed back out again to take photo's of the Canton tower

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