Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dragonboat festival, pearl river night cruise, some other updates

June 16th was the actual holiday for the Dragonboat races - so I was invited by a local family to go check them out.

Definitely worth it!

Locals practicing before the races on the 15th of June.

We headed to a really unique, but out-of-the-way, restaurant for lunch.

Just to taunt everybody back home :)

Viewing was...improvised.

Lots of people.

Lots and lots of people...

Luckily, we had tickets for a less crowded area with a better view!

See if you can spot the guys smoking in any of these pictures; how funny is that?


The front is the "head" and the back of the boat is the "tail." (Should I say fore and aft?)

We stopped at a fruit market on the way back - yum!

Misc. Updates:

Two things wrong with this picture: 1) I don't want meat flavor, I want...meat. 2) I especially don't want "meet flavour."

American Jazz concert partially sponsored by...the State Department?

Cool place, too.

I love this shirt.

Baby on car? That's no place for a baby.

Sorry I don't have many pictures of the night cruise, my phone usually can't handle poor lighting! Although this picture came out surprisingly well...


Info about the Guangzhou Pearl River night cruises:

You can do it with or without a dinner, and prices range from 39 yuan to 120, roughly. It's all around the metro station at Haizhu Square (Line 2), and you just walk East along the river. Get there early (before 7:30 PM) for dinners.


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