Monday, April 25, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Sunday, April 03, 2005
For those of you that think China is an impoverished, third-world country kindly enter the 21st century and look at the above picture. Beautiful, right? Zhuhai, which means "pearl sea", is in mainland China and is 1 hour away from Hong Kong via ferry. Macau is only a 15 minute walk away. It is a beautiful, modern seaside city with plenty of shopping and golf.
Zhuhai is a garden-like seaside tourist city, where flowers blossom all year round. In 1999, it was granted “International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment” by United Nations Center for Human Settlement and was the only winner of the award in China. Besides, it won series of titles such as “Top Tourist City of China”, “State Garden Green City”, “State Environmental Protection Model City” and “State Hygienic City”.
Compare this to Miami or Fort Lauderdale at 1/8th of the price!
Here are a few more Zhuhai pictures for your enjoyment!
View of Zhuhai from my hotel room during my visit in October 2004.
A shopping center in Zhuhai. Do you see the reflection of the "Golden Arches"?
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Friday, April 01, 2005
Its international name was formerly Canton, after a French language corruption of Guangdong. As of 1999, the population of the city is about 6.85 million while the urban population is about 4.05 million. Guangzhou, located at the north of the Pearl River delta, is an important trading center as well as a busy port and the capital city of the province of Guandong. The city has an area of over 16,000 square kilometers (6,177 square miles).
The climate of Guangzhou is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is 22C. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 28C. January is the coldest month, with an average of 13C. The rainy season falls between April and August. Average annual rainfall is 1,720 mm.
Like Athens of Greece and Rome of Italy, Guangzhou also has a history of more than 2,800 years.