.....times of refreshing.....


We stayed one night in Guangzhou at Rosedale Hotel, which seems quite luxurious and is very convenient too with lots of restaurants and shops nearby. It looks like a 5-Star hotel which served international buffet breakfast but we are disappointed with the cleanliness of the hotel. This seems an old hotel which has their prime past.

Nevertheless, I had a good view of the heartlands from the hotel. The city is a mixed of very old buildings and new skyscrapers! It's a very interesting city which of course, there are lots of history to learn here!

The heartlands , mixed with old buildings and new modern buildings and skyscrapers.

A view of Rosedale Hotel, before leaving
We arrived at the CBD area of Guangzhou while on the way to Flower City Square and were greeted with lots of skyscrapers. This place was so modern!!

Office towers everywhere!

Arhh...my neck going to break!

Another iconic building!

There were some functions going on, nearby the Flower City Square.

My princess jumping posed at the Flower City Square.

The Canton Tower at the background during sunrise. 


The five day itinerary ends with visiting Guangzhou where we spent a long , long day there. Well, the trip actually started with a bang, by visiting Macau and winds up in Guangzhou before we boarded our flight back to Senai International Airport in the wee hours at 3am! However, hold on first, we had a great time shopping around Guangzhou after arriving from my ancestral home, Panyu.

I have to break this one long day and night itinerary to a few posts as we visited quite a number of places. Again, I let the pictures do the talking .....

I love the old buildings in Guangzhou. Sometimes I felt like home as some of Ipoh's old colonial buildings also looks like this, minus the cold temperature.

It was almost Christmas then and we were at the famous Beijing Street, its a shopper's haven!

Look at the crowd at the crossroad!! I gotta hold my kids tightly! Errr..wife too else I need to bring a younger wife from there back home... muahahahahaha!

Another view of Guangzhou old street

Back to Beijing Street to shop! 

Walking around  the huge and long street between the shops. The stuffs there doesn't come cheap!

I somehow mesmerize by the ads here, well, it was Angelababy  Ads before this!
We went to Shangxiajiu Street for another 'treat' of shopping the next day. This place seems more affordable (though still not cheap) than Beijing Street and we managed to buy some stuffs. My son and I got a pair of sports shoes while wifey and my princess also got themselves some clothes.

It was a cool afternoon at Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

Finally some food pixs. Yours truly cannot stand the huge BBQ octopus ... it was hot and slightly spicy! Yums!