Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for January, 2017

Stairway to Hell

Miraculously, for the first time in living memory all four escalators on 五星街, the offshoot from the main pedestrian street, have been functional over the holiday. So you are now able to rise to the second floor in comfort when you really have an overwhelming desire to examine abandoned shops, cafés and restaurants. The place […]

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Spring Fever

While I am not complaining about the unusually warm weather we have had over the last week, there is one thing that does concern me. I was walking towards the down town area today when I spotted this lying on the side walk. I picked it up just to be sure. Yes, it’s a flower […]

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Year of the Rooster

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Friday Food 174 – Alligator

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 reptilian. The Chinese alligator (alligator sinensis), 短吻鳄 or, more colloquially, 鳄鱼,  although not common, is farmed for food. I’ve eaten it in street night markets and in restaurants, but […]

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Last Night Early This Morning

There was no way I was going to watch Turd being inaugurated, so I poured myself a large one (well two, maybe three) and listened to some music instead. I had selected Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks (just to cheer me up) and it got to Idiot Wind. Damn if I didn’t hear Turd speaking! […]

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Friday Food No. 173 – Yuzu Tea

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 abroad. This is not Chinese, but I bought it in Liuzhou so, by my rules, it can go here. It is Korean yujucha (유자차), or yuzu tea. The Chinese […]

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writing abiolities

Anyone who runs a blog or website, and I do both gets all sorts of garbage in the email. Askimet, the anti-spam organisation catches most, but occasionally a few get through. Most are just annoying or boring, but occasionally one amuses me. They still get deleted though. This one, received today,  amused me for its […]

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A Trip Over the Water

Liuzhou’s domestic and industrial water supply is controlled by  Liuzhou Veolia Water Supply Co, Ltd which is a joint venture between Liuzhou government and the French trans-national Veolia Environnement S.A. Liuzhou government holds a 51% share but the actual management is carried out by Veolia. They are responsible for everything from water and sewage treatment, […]

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Top Visits

Here, for anyone interested is a list of the most visited pages on this blog (other than the home page) since it was moved to this server in 2011. So, it doesn’t include visits from Dec 2004 – Sept 2011. Hence I haven’t given the visit count figures. The only difference I think including them […]

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-c-c-c cold

While we are finding it difficult to breath, it has been unseasonably warm recently. 24ºC at the moment. However, don’t get too comfortable. If the city’s weather bureau have got it right, and they are much better than in the past, then temperatures are about to plummet next week. They are looking at a “high” […]

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