Tag Archives: Guangdong

Hitchhiking in China – Very Doable

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Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Happy ‘Yet another religious/superstitious/traditional holiday during which I can’t get paid’! Yes, happy CNY. The above photo was actually taken near my gaff in sleepy backwater Pui O but I thought it would set a celebratory tone. We set out … Continue reading

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Your Closest Holiday Destination

Why fiddle around with airport security, hours in taxis to and from airports, being in a place with only other tourists and leaving gigantic carbon footprints every time you go even on a weekend trip when wonderful Guangdong province is … Continue reading

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Hovelage

I’m a sucker for excellent hovelage. What, you don’t know what hovelage is? It’s a word I’ve invented in keeping with the Hong Kong government style of ending every noun with -age. You know, “usage” instead of “use,” “signage” instead … Continue reading

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Hovelage

I’m a sucker for excellent hovelage. What, you don’t know what hovelage is? It’s a word I’ve invented in keeping with the Hong Kong government style of ending every noun with -age. You know, “usage” instead of “use,” “signage” instead … Continue reading

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Another CNY is Over …

Five days on the mainland feels like all the time in the world, and yet, when the last day rolls terribly around, one realises the holiday was far too short. Again. This time we went west in Guangdong instead of … Continue reading

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Groovy Guangdong

Another thrilling and surreal weekend in the great hinterland, this time in a place I’d never been, Yengdak (Yingde), a little under four hours’ train trip from Shenzhen. I travelled with P, a tall Australian man whom people, unfortunately but … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, 1.3 billion Steps Back

Not that I smoke joints anymore but I do get disillusioned sometimes about my life goal which is to make Cantonese a world language. Here I was all happy about getting more and more students whom I can Canto-groom, thus … Continue reading

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