Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for October, 2018

Visa Requirement Changes

I have received this notification from the UK government. I assume it applies to everyone, regardless of nationality. I was required to have my fingerprints scanned when I returned from a short trip Vietnam back in May.

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Escalating Failures

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m mentioning it again because it’s getting worse. If I counted correctly, the underground shopping mall full of cheap crap under Longcheng road in the city centre has 13 escalators. For weeks now, the majority don’t work. They claim they are broken, but I don’t believe them. At present only […]

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Baisha Bridge Update

Here is a short video of crossing the new Baisha Bridge at night. (YouTube, so VPN necessary.

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2018 Liuzhou Water Carnival Opens

The International Water Carnival Opening Ceremony took place at 9 o’clock this morning. I wangled an invitation. There were the usual speeches, then the Party Secretary managed to declare festivities open in just one sentence. We were then treated to a display of water sport on the river. National and local television crews were in […]

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