We are just came back from Ghuangzhou China, a travel agency named Al Quds Travel manage it for us. And in Guangzhou we have tour Guide who can speak Indonesian called Ah Yew. So then, the journey begin.
1. The toilet
This one is a win. They dont provide any water hose in the toilet. So when you are malaysian – no water hos – kind of nak buang air besaq of story, istinjak la jawab nyer. Teehee. We always carry water bottle, tissues and some wet tissue just in case. 😊
2. The plug
Same as manila, philippines. You need to bring the adapter to support malaysian plugs.
3. The city
Was super huge. Note that I havent do any research regarding ghuangzhou, then let be honest, if you have been growing up with classic chinese story, Im expecting far more garden scenery view. But it was not. Hahaha.
Modern, tunnel, bricks and layered of flyover everywhere. Modernisation.
But there were also some place that I enjoy the localic scenery ^^. Am having this question in the morning, am I wake up in Korea or Shanghai (havent notice I am actually at Ghuang Zhou – daydreamer me)
4. The Public Transport
They were bicycle almost everywhere, didnt have time/guts to ask our guide tour about how they rent bicycle here. But it seems like a public bicycle, ready to be used by any of the citizen.
5. The Mall & Things
Tho our tour guide brought us to the expensive malls on the first day, the last day was a blast when it comes to shopping.
We’ve got our selves into some clothes mall, all full of cloth with super nice price. The kind of chinese hipster style clothing. And then the second towards a leather world with affordable prices. Its saddened me that we just have like three hours for both places, I wish we can have more time at that moment. 🙁
If you are looking for some souvenirs to be taken home such as magnetic fridge, we lower price w’ve got form that place I cant remember was 5Yuan/pcs ( the souvenirs shop I show above sell the exact same pcs of magnetic fridge with 19Yuan/pcs, ergh, thats high). I cant remember most of the shopping mall but it was huge and we does not have time to visit all the shopping places, sight. 🙁
6. The people
Most of the chinese who talks ‘malay’ are using indonesian slang. And we actually bump into other malaysian group here a lot.
The citizen talk in chinese and communicating with them in english was kind of hard. I should study mandarin just in case (but my fellow tour mate said that they are using fokkein languange – kind of local accent I think).
We also found some muslims chinese along the way, its everywhere, I think the only problem is how to go there. We used bus from the travel agency so I cant really figured out how they travel using public transport.
7. The blocked sites.
I was wrong when it come to social media. I tot that instagram was permitted but it was not. 😅 so no update for the couple of days.
Other blocked sites that I know : Facebook, Google Chrome, Gmail, Instagram, WordPress, Disqus, Telegram.
Other permittable sites that I know :
Whatsapp, Wechat & Vivo’s internet browser are doing fine. Including Bing.
They are actually ways to use those blocked apps even when you in China. Like using vpn if im not wrong where you using outside server to get into the blocked sites (didnt further my study on this)
8. The food
Ahah! Here’s about some halal’s chinese cuisine, it have this herbs was cook together in the dish that when you eat it, the feel like having a slice of small pint of mint that bursting in your mouth and left your tongue go numb. It was not a good feeling to experience so as it cut down my appetite, but it was indeed an interesting sensation.
So thats what the 8 things I cant forget during my visit, now I can go for solo travel there. But first, lets learn mandarin. 😀
So, hows your weekend going?