Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for February, 2009

Bang Bang!

As predicted, the weather yesterday was horrible – cold and wet. Perfect weather for blowing up hospitals, but not perfect for this Laowai to go out – so I didn't. I heard the bang, though. A few people ventured out to be showered with dust! This morning, I walked through the square and it felt […]

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I am devastated to learn of the death of my favourite Liuzhou restaurant. Huang Ting was a beautiful place which sold wonderful food, but it is no more! This happens to me all the time! I find a new place which I like and it closes! It must be a communist plot! I’m going to […]

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In Liuzhou and short of something to do tomorrow (27th Feb)?  If you're at a loose end, you might want to head to Liuzhou Peoples' Square at 4 pm at which time they are planning to blow up what remains of Liuzhou Peoples' Hospital on the north side of the square. For safety's sake, there […]

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Long Drive

I can't work this out. I've read about this Liuzhou related story before, mainly on some very unreliable websites which are covers for a certain cult movement which I'm not even going to mention here, but this is the New York Times. But something  seems strange. It says that the protesters were followed from Liuzhou […]

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Weather Report

My friends and family in the UK won't like this entry! The situation is ridiculous! The average temperature for Liuzhou in February is a high of 10ºC / 50ºF and low of 2ºC / 36ºF. Last year we had a really bad winter and 2ºC was the high. 32º is the average for July and […]

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Well, that's it over. Thank God! I find the Spring Festival holiday quite traumatic. Last year, on Chinese New Year's Day, I got the long expected call to say that my father had died. In a way it was a relief. He had been sick for years and was deeply unhappy. What saddened me most […]

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Shine a Light!

Today, the 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the day of the Lantern Festival marking the end of the Spring Festival for this year. It feels really odd as it is very warm. Last year at this time, we were freezing. I should have known better, but I took myself off last night […]

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