From the River to the Sea
Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
42Trip End Jul 12, 2013
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This morning we explored Huazhou,, a 1.4 million person river city!
Our hotel was located at the mouth of the river and you can see from the pictures there is an old and new part of the city.
After breakfast another tropical storm hit but it cleared quickly to allow us to walk around. Our driver took us to an old section of town bustling with markets, vendors, shops, and everyday life. I am glad we did not get out the van because we might have caused mass chaos! We were taken to a village for lunch on a fruit farm.
so brave me ate grilled minnows.
After lunch we drove 1.5 hours to Leizhou, Claire's birth city near the South China Sea. It is one of the most southern points of China. Honestly, I cannot believe that in ALL of China, our girls' cities are so close...it is just crazy!
The drive here was fascinating...lots of greenery, rice fields, migrant workers working on the road, and an oxen once in a while.We went thru some construction areas and all of a sudden turned into this gorgeous spa-like resort that feels like we have landed in paradise!
Tomorrow we explore!