Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for August, 2013

More Muddle – Another Update

The Muddle Box Mystery grows deeper.

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One of the ways I use to try to keep track of what is going on in our fair city is by checking out Baidu‘s (百度) news feed for Liuzhou pretty much every day. I also read the local rag, 南国今报, most days. Unfortunately, Baidu doesn’t seem to know the difference between real news and advertising […]

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Waiting for the Trains

I guess most people know, and all sensible guide books on China certainly mention it, that it is strongly recommended that people avoid train travel in the Spring Festival (especially in the few days before Chinese New Year’s Day) and at other public holidays such as May Day or October’s National Day. Less well known […]

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Friday Food 94 – Snubnose Pompano

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are going fishing with snubnose pompano. One of the difficulties of doing this series is identifying some of the less familiar things I come across. Part of the problem is that […]

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Muddled Update

More Muddle Madness.

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Friday Food 93 – Prawn / Shrimp Crackers / Chips

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are going crackers – Prawn Crackers. Anyone who first met Chinese food in the UK or Ireland, much of Europe or the USA and Canada, Australia etc, will be asking themselves […]

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Eat My Ass

In a publicity stunt, a Liuzhou restaurant is recruiting 100 people to take part in an “eat a whole donkey” feast. The LuLu Donkey Meat Restaurant* (驴驴香驴肉特味馆) is on 银桐路 and is a franchise operation. The donkey’s are raised in Xinjiang and specifically bred and raised for their meat. They intend serving, among others, donkey […]

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A Day The Life

I first mentioned Liuzhou’s official pastime of people, animals, buildings etc falling down holes back in 2006 and have given many examples since. Tragically, the interfering nannies in the local government are now attempting to put a stop to it! Part of the reason for the large number of holes to fall into is apparently down […]

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Square Wheels

Liuzhou’s delayed bike rental scheme is moving closer. It is now set to begin next month. Over the last few days, they have installed an automatic pick-up and payment point in Liuzhou People’s Square. Pricing is here. Here is a video from local television.

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Mom Gives Birth

It has taken them a while, but Mom’s Pizza place has finally opened. Today. It’s on 三中路 in the same building as the new cinema. Next to the Communist Party HQ – ask the taxi driver for 市委. That is also the name of the bus stop right outside. Nos 5, 6, 19, 24, 31, 54, […]

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