Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for March, 2016

Guangxi Goes Global – Again

GX Airlines (北部湾航空) is a relatively new operation (started February 2015) with flights from Nanning to various Chinese cities. They have now announced that they are about to launch international services. In June, they plan to inaugurate flights to Cambodia and Vietnam. Specific destinations are expected to be Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh […]

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Random Photograph 83 – Haircut Academy

Trainee hairdressers give free haircuts most weekends (weather permitting) just to the south of Liujiang Bridge.

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Friday Food 163 – Eggs

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week we are laying eggs on you. The humble egg. Origin of (almost) all animal life. Wonder food. You can do so many things with them. Boil, fry, poach, bake, scramble, steam, coddle, […]

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One Hand Unclasping?

I missed this at the time, but it appears that some unidentified shopping mall in Liuzhou celebrated Women’s Day on March 8th by staging an extremely sexist ‘bra undoing’ competition. A bunch of masked but possibly not too unattractive young women pranced about in their underwear for a bit then lined up with their backs […]

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Ne’er Cast a Clout

Till May be out Ne’er cast a clout. The old proverb, still current in Scotland, is almost equally apt here in Liuzhou. After a long warm spell, the temperatures plummeted again on Wednesday, catching many people out. Thursday was even lower. Until recently, I would see people don their winter woolies and thermal underwear on […]

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