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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cloud Mountain

Years ago I had seen on the travel channel a piece on Cloud Mountain located in Guangzhou, China and had wanted to go there when we adopted Avery, but somehow we didn't get to go.  Maybe the fact that it was winter and it was much colder than it was this past week; however, we never went.  So while everyone went pearl shopping Buffi and I headed to Cloud Mountain.  We took the cable cars up and walked down.  The weather was perfect though a little cloudy.  At the top of the mountain you really get a great view of the city and can see how big it is. Guangzhou is a city of 19 million people. We wasted our time going to the bird sanctuary.  Totally not stroller friendly and when you don't have a baby carrier holding a 17 pound baby while walking up and down stairs was no picnic.  On top of that their weren't many birds to see mostly just a few peacocks.  After the bird sanctuary, the sky started getting grey and so we decided to walk down.  On the way down we passed by a an old temple the flowers were all a bloom.  The air was so fragrant and it was totally fun people watching.  We both got a kick out of how warm Chinese people dress.  They dress as if there is a snow storm outside even when it is 85 degrees and humid.  A ton of girls had these flower crowns on their heads.  I wish I had bought a few for the girls, but I didn't see anyone selling them when we got to the bottom.  We did buy a a few handmade items from street vendors and then walked through the local market.  Buffi got dupped by her vendor who came chasing after us basically telling us that we gave her a false 50 yuan bill.  We just swapped it out for another bill because we were afraid she was going to call the cops and neither one of us had our passports with us.  I guess it is a pretty common trick. Wish the police had been close by because she probably wouldn't have tried to trick us.  We also took a peak at the botanical garden before hopping into the taxi back to the hotel.




























3 comments:

Francesca said...

what a wonderful market! curious to see the handmade gifts you bought :)

Heather said...

Wow! Looks like a fabulous place!

Alexa T said...

So lovely place to have a walk and see so many aspects! A nice day and a great week ahead!