Foshan's TV tower is a handy landmark.
Today my latest eChinacities.com article has posted, this one about Foshan, a small (I think there's 7 million inhabitants--so, only small by Chinese standards) city that neighbors Guangzhou. The two cities are linked by public transportation and a shared history here on the Pearl River Delta.
Click the link to find out why Foshan is famous:
Local people retreat to Wal-mart and shopping malls for the airconditioning.
Temperatures (and sticky humidity) are rising in the Pearl River Delta. This week for eChinacities.com, I've written about how to stay cool in Guanghzou.
This week on Novel Adventurers, we're blogging about funerals and death rituals around the world. Sounds macabre? Maybe, but it's also interesting!
Check out the link to my post, on China, and don't forget to browse through the other bloggers' offerings as well.
This week for eChinacities.com I've written an overview of which neighborhoods in Guangzhou are popular with expats. Take a look at the link below:
Another of my eChinacities.com articles has posted. Today's topic is what to bring back to give to your Chinese friends after you take a trip abroad. Since I'll be going to the Philippines this week, this is a topic I have to take to heart!
Today the second part of my article on Guangzhou's Haizhu District has posted on www.echinacities.com. Please take a look for more on what to see and do in this little-explored part of Guangzhou.
Today I'm excited to be a guest blogger over at Novel Adventurers, a site run by novelists bitten by the travel bug.
I wrote about a festival I happened upon a few years ago in a Dong minority village in southern Guizhou province. For one reason or another, I never got around to putting this on my travel blog at the time ( read more about that trip at www.travelpod.com/members/bethverde), so here it is now, first time in cyberspace.
Take a look at the link, and, if you've got time, read the posts by the other authors. This week they're sharing stories about amazing festivals from all corners of the globe. http://noveladventurers.blogspot.com/
Over the weekend, an article I wrote was posted on eChinacities.com. This time I wrote about restaurants serving non-Chinese Asian fare. Follow the link to read my recommendations. http://www.echinacities.com/guangzhou/city-life/from-sushi-to-satay-asian-cuisine-in-guangzhou-other-than.html
My latest article of expat advice went up over the weekend on eChinacities.com. 'The 10 Commandments of Bargain Hunting in China' can be found at the following link: http://www.echinacities.com/expat-corner/the-10-commandments-of-bargain-hunting-in-china.html
Beth is an American freelance writer who has lived in Europe and Asia since 2003. She grew up on a sailboat and, though now a landlubber, still enjoys a peripatetic life. She writes articles and suspense about travel, expatriate living, and many other topics.