Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for July, 2012

Sex Search

I get daily (hourly) reports on how people end up looking at the blog. Some people subscribe (thank you) but a fair number come through Google and a very few other search engines.  I also see exactly what the person was searching for. These range from straight searches for ‘liuzhou laowai’ or just ‘liuzhou’ all […]

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E-death

Early on Friday morning, police found the remains of this black e-bike on Hongguang bridge (红光乔). There was no evidence of skid marks, but the bike had clearly crashed into the bridge parapet. It took a little longer to find the rider who, when his bike hit the parapet, had kept going, sailed over the […]

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A Mei Zing Girth

The local media has kindly informed me that the A Mei Zing concert by Taiwan pop star 张惠妹, better known as 阿妹 or A Mei took place in Liuzhou Sports Centre as scheduled, on Saturday night. It is reported that a fine time was had by all despite it raining throughout the show. Of course, […]

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Mad Hatters

Most, if not all, of the workers on China’s never-ending construction projects are migrant labourers from the countryside. There are dozens working on the Diwang tower on the north side of the People’s Square. This is promised to be the tallest building in Guangxi when it is completed. Well, maybe for a week or two […]

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Friday Food 37 – Gingko Nuts

 Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, something close to home – Gingko Nuts. I say close to home, because right outside my window (I can see it as I type) is a gingko tree, also known as the […]

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Olympic Free Zone

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Random Photograph 59 – Frog

 Random Photograph No. 59 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, perplex or fascinate me.

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Friday Food 36 – Bamboo Shoots (A Bite of Liuzhou)

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time round it’s bamboo shoots. Most bamboo shoots (竹笋) found in the west are canned or bottled, but Liuzhou is famous for its fresh bamboo shoots. So much so that it was featured […]

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Wenhui Bridge Closure

It has been announced that Wenhui Bridge – the pretty red one- will be closed from Saturday July 21 until Tuesday August 28th 2012. The closure is to allow for maintenance and construction. Inevitably this will lead to even more chaos and congestion in the city centre. There are plans to reroute traffic and restrict […]

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Random Photograph 58 – What Piranha?

Random Photograph No. 58 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, perplex or fascinate me. Despite the ridiculous headlines and ignorant conjecture about Liuzhou’s recent piranha scare, the locals are not terrified, panicked or up in arms. They are, as usual, totally laid back. The few who got involved were enjoying a bit of fishing […]

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