Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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Blue Sky; Bluer Water

Today in my perambulations around the city, I saw something rarely seen in Liuzhou. Yes, astonishingly, that is blue sky behind the Bubugao Tower. I had been in Liuzhou several years before I saw blue sky. In the early 2000s the government moved most of the factories out of the city centre and closed down […]

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I’m Amazed #2

For the last three weeks the local media have been banging on about car drivers giving precedence to pedestrians on crossings. There have been articles in the newspapers every day, as well as daily television and radio coverage. To my amazement it seems to be working! You can hardly move down town for cars, buses […]

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I’m Amazed #1

Liuzhou Hotel, the government owned place which unsurprisingly has five stars (the government award the stars) have published the menu for their Christmas dinner in the “western” restaurant, Prince. Of course, they have no idea about western food and serve everything at random. Last time I was there, my soup turned up after dessert and […]

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