Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for October, 2017

Prehistoric Fish

When I read the headline saying “Two Giant Prehistoric Fish Found in South China Waterway” I assumed that someone had been shopping in Bubugao Hypermarket’s crappy seafood section again., but no. It seems that two alligator gar fish were found in Hedong Park (河东公园). These are native to the southern United States and northern Mexico […]

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Friday Food 184 – Buckwheat Noodles

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 bucking trends. Recently, a new arrival in Liuzhou asked me where she might find buckwheat noodles in town, as she is gluten intolerant. I was, happily, able to tell her […]

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Random Photograph No 93 – 五星 (Five Star)

Random Picture No. 93 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me.

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Slow

Here they go again, thinking slow again. The Chinese Communist Party  is holding its 5-yearly National Congress  (NCCPC) 中国共产党全国代表大. This is an utterly pointless meeting to rubber stamp decisions that have already been taken in private. No one ever, ever votes against anything. Some of the oldest guys will be sidelined and some of the […]

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Industrial Museum

Over the National Day week-long holiday, a couple of dear, old friends (one from Nanning and one from Guangdong) visited me here in Liuzhou. Among their requests for amusement was a trip to Liuzhou Industrial Museum. It’s not a place I’d ever been, although about a year or more ago, shortly after they opened it, […]

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