Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for June, 2016

Hot and Wet

What little is still functioning in the bowels of the UK government has managed to excrete this travel warning. Same every year.

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Random Photograph 87 – Basket Case

Random Picture No. 87 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me.

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Friday Food 166 – Quinoa – Chia

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time, we are looking at so-called superfoods, Quinoa and Chia Seeds. I suppose it had to happen sometime. Trendy Liuzhou residents can now enjoy ancient Andean foodstuffs, along with the rest of the […]

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Remain

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Random Photograph 86 – Ram

Random Picture No. 86 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me. Not what you expect to meet in down town Liuzhou. This ram has been tethered for about a week on the bridge leading from Bubgao shopping mall to Liuzhou People’s Square. They were having […]

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Random Photograph No. 85 – Terraces

Random Picture No. 85 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me. Rice terraces in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Liuzhou – May 20, 2016

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Friday Food 165 – Worcestershire Sauce

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time, we are looking at something that sounds suspiciously English. You’ve probably wondered if I am completely losing the plot. This is meant to be a series about food in China – what […]

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Here We Go Again

I’m sure these images need no comment from me. After days of torrential rain, it is only to be expected. Although I have seen what looks worse in the past, in fact, things are getting worse. They keep raising the flood protection barriers etc, but it’s never effective for long. If they hadn’t raised the […]

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Another Load of Balls

Bubugao Plaza celebrated Children’s Day by building this large pit and filling it with thousands of plastic balls. Rather idiotically, they sited it right beside the main entrance to the shopping mall, effectively blocking entrance to their over-priced, under-populated stores. It took them about a week to work out why the place was even more […]

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Friday Food 164 – Chrysanthemum Leaf

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This time, we are looking at chrysanthemums, but not the flowers. Unfamiliar greenery was the first thing I remembering noticing in Chinese markets. What the hell is that and is it really edible. Variety […]

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