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Festive flats in Hainan, China.
The lake near where I live in Zengcheng, Guangzhou, China.
Practising the art of origami.
Last night I dreamt that I had large spiders living in my room. Today I woke up and discovered this near my rear door. It's Huntsman Spider. A beneficial creature as it often kills pests such as cockroaches. I let it roam outside.
A cockroach. One of the most adaptable creatures on the planet.
They can live for a week without a head (eventually they die of thirst).
They can live without food for a month.
They can run 3 miles in an hour.
The first street art I've seen in the city of Guangzhou, China.
Easy to hear, difficult to see.
Golden Orb Weaver Spider
The female of the species.
I attended The 6th Shenzhen Cartoon and Animation Festival, Shenzhen, China. There were lots of interesting products, creative cosplay and top-tier Starcraft II players for the Intel Extreme Masters.
A large hornet.
Chen Clan Academy
Exceptional architecture and carving on display here. I'm actively exploring the tourist spots in Guangzhou, China.
Dragon Boat race
We saw some dragon boats preparing for the race in Guangzhou, China. This is a tradition as part of Dragon Boat Festival.
A couple of amusing stationery items, which seem to be marketed for children. Crazy Shit (pencil) and Crazy Plunger (pen). Not sure what to make of the slogan: 'to a better life'.
Asian longhorned beetle
It doesn't matter if you're black or white.
What a beauty.
I discovered that if you hold a cicada sometimes it will confuse you for a tree and try to pierce the surface to suck sap. It wasn't too painful and fortunately didn't break the skin.
Practising the art of origami.
A colossal grip.
I visited the town of Xingping as part of my trip to Guilin, Guangxi. We hiked 25KM from Xingping to Yangdi and then got a bamboo raft back. On the way there is the scene from the back of a 20 Yuan note.
I stayed in a quiet area away from West Street and spent limited time exploring this popular destination in Guangxi, China.
The weather was dull in this city in Guangxi, China. I had heard that the landscape was worth seeing here. I got to see the surrounding hills and several park areas. I tried climbing but it was bitter on my hands. It was more comfortable watching koi fish being fed with a baby bottle.
Happy New Year
All the best for 2014! 🐎
I stayed in the city for a night to welcome in the New Year. I was anticipating fireworks at Canton Tower at midnight but I was let down when nothing happened. There was a crowd around but perhaps we were all ignorant.
I read about this hike in a Marco Polo Guide and I'm so glad I chanced it. An incredibly scenic route with isolated beaches. This was an unreal experience and one that stays with me.
A fun day out at Ocean Park, Hong Kong. A huge sight with lots of thrill rides, marine life and what a surrounding view.
Exploring Kowloon, Hong Kong. The highlight was Kung Fu corner in Kowloon Park and getting the opportunity to control the dragon's head.