Day Two

“Yum Cha (drink tea)” - This will become a morning ritual. This is my granddad's favourite restaurant. It's a bit of an old man's restaurant. We eat all sorts of different little dumpling things. Pretty odd breakfast food.
This little tea set is called “Kung Fu Cha (kung fu tea)”. Drinking tea this way is how the old Kung Fu masters drunk their tea. Very strong tea, one mouthful at a time.

This is what happens when two people who can not speak the same language, talk to each other. It is actually really nice to watch. You see that body language and tones of voice is all you really need to communicate with in this world.

The driving conditions here are totally outrageous. There is some weird understanding between drivers that somehow allows them to drive erratically and not hit each other. My father is a really good driver in New Zealand but would never dare drive in China because of the lack of control on the roads. There doesn't seem to be any right or wrong ways to drive. You just do what you need to do to get from A to B. It is a very interesting experience being a passenger in a car in China.

Crossing the road is pretty difficult. Pedestrians do not have the right of way. EVER. As you can see near the beginning, we almost get hit by a big bus...

I think this image is very strong. It shows the strong contrast between nature and the man made structures in Guangzhou. The silhouette of the tree is really powerful with the building in the background.

This fire hydrant really caught my eye. Something about it made me stop. I really like the contrast of the red and the green.

This is the outside of a souvenir shop near a temple. There are heaps of beggars around this area. I did not photograph them as I felt that it would have been quite disrespectful to do so.

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