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  • Apr28

    HongKong

    April 28, 2005 in Hong Kong ⋅ 25 °C

    HongKong (in 2005 still under British Rule) is densely populated and is one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. The markets and fashion tailoring are incredible and so is the food, based on Cantonese Cuisine. We took the ferry from Canton to Hong Kong and a taxi to our hotel in Kowloon (remember the book "Suzie Wong"?) Very colorful and vibrant city, from Victoria Harbour to the immense skyscrapers all over town.Read more

  • Apr22

    Macao

    April 22, 2005 in Macao ⋅ 25 °C

    Entertainment at night (it's either folklore, a friendship store or a bar).
    Macau was formerly a colony of the Portuguese Empire, after Ming China leased the territory as a trading post in 1557. Portugal paid an annual rent and administered the territory under Chinese sovereignty until 1887, when it gained perpetual colonial rights in the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.Read more

  • Apr22

    Guangzhou

    April 22, 2005 in China ⋅ 26 °C

    Guangzhou also known as Canton on the Pearl River, 75km north of HongKong and 145km from Macao (gambler's paradise). Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub, as well as one of China's three largest citiesRead more

  • Apr21

    Li River

    April 21, 2005 in China ⋅ 24 °C

    Kormoran fishermen along the Li River. the birds are excellent fishers but have their necks closed with a string so that they cannot swallow. They are trained to bring the fish back to their handlers.

  • Apr20

    Li River

    April 20, 2005 in China ⋅ 25 °C

    Seafood lunch, prepared in the "kitchen" at the rear of the boat, with snake-wine (aphrodisiakum, only for the men in the group)... all the women didn't want any anyway

  • Apr20

    Guilin

    April 20, 2005 in China ⋅ 26 °C

    Guilin, existing for 10,000+ ears, one of China's most popular tourist destinations. Main attraction is the Li River with its picturesque Karst mountains, a scenery often used in Chinese paintings.

  • Apr20

    Li River Guilin

    April 20, 2005 in China ⋅ 17 °C

    A day on the Li River, the river vendors are sliding by on their bamboo floats, never loosing their foothold during transactions