Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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National Day – October 1st 2019 – Wandering in Liuzhou

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September 30th

September 30th – Opening Ceremony for The Annual Water Sports Festival, but given over instead to a pre-National Day propaganda exercise. Then came the fireworks. They used to have firework displays every year at Spring Festival, but the last was in 2008. They stopped them because of pollution dangers, but apparently they don’t matter for […]

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Happy New Year 2019

A new year in my favourite city – and we get another one on February 5th. A Year of the Pig. Hopefully not a pig of a year.

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A Question of Luosifen

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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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Forest City – Fake News

I mentioned back in July 2017 that  I had serious doubts about the so-called Forest City supposedly already under construction in Liuzhou by Stefano Boeri Architetti, an Italian company. In February of this year, newspapers and magazines around the world reported that the “ground has been broken” on the project (some seven months after it […]

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Sister City Update

Liuzhou has a number of Sister City or Twin City agreements. The longest running (30 years), best known and most active is that with Cincinnati in the USA. Here is an updated list. Cincinnati, USA Passau, Germany Rayong Province, Thailand Bandung, Indonesia Mantinlupa, Philippines Vĩnh Yên, Vietnam N’Djamena, Chad In addition there is a loose […]

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Man the Barricades!

As usual, I have no idea what’s going on. A few weeks back, Liuzhou museum, my favourite shortcut, decided to impede my progress from the back door to the front by installing airport style security measures. You have to empty your pockets and walk through one of those full body scanner things to enter, just […]

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Liuzhou Information

Last summer, after thirteen years, in a moment of madness, I deleted all the Liuzhou information from my website, only leaving this blog. It had become bloated and out of date and I thought I could reasonably quickly edit it and put it back in a leaner and more up to date form. Life intervened […]

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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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