Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for December, 2017

China Holidays 2018

I know it’s still 2017, but if you are like me you’ll already be thinking about next year’s holidays. Here, courtesy of Josh Summers of, is a full list of China’s national public holidays for 2018 along with any relevant “make-up” days. In addition to these, Guangxi also has a holiday for the San-Yue-San […]

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Christmas Cacophony

Things are bad. My local supermarket has taken to playing the deliberately awful version of “Love is All Around” sung by Bill Nighy as the character Billy Mack in the movie “Love, Actually“. I’m boycotting the place until they realise Christmas is over, which may be around next August, if things go as usual. Just […]

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Friday Food 186 – Insect Shit 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 getting shitty. A recent trip to the Dong ethnic minority (侗族) lands in Sanjiang Autonomous County (三江侗族自治縣) in the far north of Liuzhou prefecture, where Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan meet. […]

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