Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

The Welsh are Coming

I read on the British embassy website that the Welsh football team are coming to Nanning this month to thrash the Chinese national team (everyone does, so it’s no major achievement).

What concerns me though is that I have some friends in Nanning who are excellent English speakers, unlike the Welsh. My poor friends are going to be baffled and wonder what East European language they are speaking. I have warned them!

The embassy has issued one of its regular travel advice notices which is here.

Unfortunately, they fail to warn the supporters that it may not be a good idea to get tanked up on baijiu, either before or after the game.

Before, you start tearing me apart in the comments, I love the Welsh accents and Wales has produced some the greatest orators, actors and writers in English,  I know. Thank you!

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4 Responses to “The Welsh are Coming”

  1. Alan Says:

    I’ve already got my ticket for this!

    I’m meeting up with a group of fellow Welshmen who are travelling all the way from my hometown, Cardiff, for this short tournament. They are spending two nights in Beijing and 5 nights in Nanning (hmm… maybe I’ll advise them to have a night in Yangshuo or somewhere?).

    Haha … I took the joke about being able to understand the Welsh when they speak in the spirit you intended it, I mean … you’re a Jock, right? 😉

  2. John Perry Says:

    This kind of reminds me of the time around 35 years ago when I was working in Hong Kong. One of my expat mates played for Hong Kong RFC. The Welsh were stopping off in HK, on the way to Japan. HK made a “friendly” international. My dp manager put a bet that Wales would beat HK more than 50 points. The final whistle was 52-3

  3. Berens Says:

    Thanks so much Georgie

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    In case anyone is wondering, as I predicted,the Welsh team thrashed the Chinese 6-0 in the semi-finals. They then lost the final to Uruguay 0-1

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