Friday, March 5, 2010
Day 6 Good Bye Xiamen, Hello Guangzhou
Xiamen is very green and humid. It’s known as one of the prettier cities in China. I start seeing palm trees!
I didn’t take a lot of pictures just because it wasn’t a good looking day and didn’t seem to translate very well to photography.
I don’t have too much to say since most of today was just nothing but meetings and more meetings. Today was contract work, going over contracts, engineering plans, etc.
My flight was on time, whew. I got a window seat & snuck in some photos. To the left, do you see how crowded they are? No single family homes, only apartment buildings.
These air shots are over Xiamen, it was dark when I landed in Guangzhou so couldn't take pix :-[
When I landed, the hotel driver picked me up and unfortunately, the hotel was a good hour or so away from the airport. Well, I couldn’t really tell, because I was getting tired and sort of dozed off.
A little history, Guangzhou was where it all began, all the factories that imported cheap clothes. The phenomenon began here. You can tell that Guangzhou is a lot grittier than the chrome and glamour of Shanghai. At one point, I nodded off to sleep and when I woke up, there was a split second when I thought I was in Pittsburgh and honestly said to myself “What the hell am I doing in Pittsburgh?” That’s when I knew I really had to get some sleep.
Old fashioned hand held shower head in my room