Our Thanksgiving was great, though I really missed being home with family. Nice thing here though, the Western restaurants have discovered that Americans will Pay Big Money for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We went to Danny’s Italian Restaurant for our dinner – I still can’t believe we actually shelled out 350 RMB ($50 U.S.) each for a meal in China.
On our way back to the subway stop we walked through a park that was all light up for the Asian Games.
I wonder if they will keep it lit after the games are done it was so cool.
The park also had a bunch of sidewalk hawkers, including a guy selling cotton candy.
Many Chinese do not have televisions in their homes, and so they have all been gathering at various jumbo TV’s that are put up at banks or other public places so they can watch their fill of the Asia Games
– at least the highlights from the CCTV Sports station.
The next day (Friday) we went to the Chimelong Amusement Park. It was also the second to last day of the Asian Games and we saw quite a few athletes there from Turkmenistan.
Mr. Hot Stuff finally got to ride the “Corkscrew Rollercoaster”.
This rollercoaster has 10 complete rotations, making it the current record-holder for most loops on a rollercoaster, and a real stomach-turner.
After the amusement park, we had the buffet dinner at the White Tiger Restaurant at the Chimelong Resort Hotel. That food was Delish – though I don’t recommend the sashimi… I wish we’d know about this restaurant a long time ago.
THEN we went to the circus! It was good when we went a year ago, but this time it was AMAZING. If you are ever in Guangzhou and have the time, you’ve got to go to this circus. For that matter, make a day of it and hit the Chimelong Zoo, Amusement Park, Crockodile Park, or Water Park as well. They are all awesome.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂