Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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Long Live Chairman Mao! Long, Long Live!

I am delighted to report that I was mistaken in my last post and Chairman Mao has been resurrected. The Hunan restaurant which I sadly reported as having vanished after decades, has in fact just moved to new premises more-or-less opposite its original site. It is on the second floor of this building on Gongyuan […]

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Toilet Untroubled

Some in the Bureau of Excretory Affairs obviously reads this blog. Not 24 hours after I posted my last effort about the public loo, this morning I walked past and found a) It has re-opened. b) They have had a second attempt at  spelling TOILET and, this time, got it right. c) Sort of corrected […]

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Update Update

Tiangong-1 entered the atmosphere at 8:15 this morning and, although most of it was burned up on re-entry, some wreckage did land in the Southern Pacific, NW of Tahiti. So it’s safe to go out again, but keep your eyes on that launch site in Sichuan.

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Falling Objects Update

It appears the bus is late. The South Korea’s National Space Situational Awareness Organisation has said that it is due to enter the upper atmosphere between 4:00 am and 12 noon on Monday. The debris from the abandoned eight-tonne craft could land anywhere between the latitudes of 43º north and 43º south – from New […]

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Another Load of Balls

Bubugao Plaza celebrated Children’s Day by building this large pit and filling it with thousands of plastic balls. Rather idiotically, they sited it right beside the main entrance to the shopping mall, effectively blocking entrance to their over-priced, under-populated stores. It took them about a week to work out why the place was even more […]

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Liuzhou Bridges – Slight Update

I do intend continuing the series on Liuzhou Bridges which I started almost two years ago. Maybe next month. In the meantime, I came across this. Someone is selling these Liuzhou Bridge prepaid postcards on Ebay. I had no idea that they existed, but then I rarely use post offices. They are selling at USD $3.50 […]

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Fly Me To The River

The locals have gone one step further in their quest to include every possible type of transport in Liuzhou’s traffic scheme. We have had BRT, the so-called “rapid” buses which take as long as regular buses and spend as much time trying to get out of the constant traffic jams. We have had the rather […]

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Friday Food 161 – Donkey

Friday Food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week we are going hee-haw. Spring Festival 1998. I was in Yunnan province in a small village on the border between China and Myanmar/Burma. Strolling about the village I came across the local […]

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Fruity Update

See here.

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Fruity Frolics

I thought it a bit odd when these fruit shops appeared in unlikely locations all over town back in the summer. They were nothing special. They just sold regular fruit, perhaps a tiny bit better quality than the supermarkets but more than a tiny bit more expensive. The regular markets still have better, fresher fruit […]

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