Sunday, February 27, 2011

Eating in Guangzhou

Tasty buns with filling made from some meat and vegetables.

Never seen them in Beijing, nor Tianjin. I can't tell if they are only local to Guangdong.

Century eggs are eggs perserved in mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months. Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey colour, with a creamy consistency and an odor of sulphur and ammonia, while the white becomes a dark brown, transparent jelly. (Wiki)

I was told not to eat many of these. I didn't like the smell, though.

White cut chiken is a Cantonese dish (this was brownish, though).

Roast goose neck. It's Guangdong (Cantonese) special dish, but I not to my taste.

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food, made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. These were, I guess, filled with salted pork.

I'm leaving Guangzhou in two days. I had amazing time here, enjoying the warm (and hot)weather, enjoying the green enviroment. As for the food, I guess I'm used to Tianjin's, the Cantonese cuisine is a bit sweeter than the one up north. I mean, it's all habit.
Have a lovely start to new week and month!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wine and love

In Macedonia, majority of the people being Orthodox Christian, celebrate St. Trifun.
St. Trifun is considered the patron of the fields, the patron of the grape fields and grape owners. In his honor, 14th of february people visit vineeyards and symbolically cut one piece off the vines believing to bring a year rich with grapes.

St. Valentine is usually celebrated by young people.

Isn't it great, celebrating love with wine...
Wishing you love throughout the year.
Wishing you have each day full of love..

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Wine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shenzhen's park - Window of the world

It's a theme park in Shenzhen, a city situated on the border of Hongkong.
The park has about 130 reproductions of the most famous tourist attractions in the world.

The Italian square was really nice.

The entrance of the park.

A view of the world square.

A stunning view ffrom the 108m Eiffel Tower.

Taj Mahal

It was an amazing exprience, up there, you can feel the excitement, the fear, the awesomeness.

The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, France

A lot of posers in front of the Pyramids

Piazza San Marco, Venice

The Palace of Versailles

Arabic square

Japanese park

The Grand Palace of Thailand

This was a very cool ride.
A monorail Orbit.
It goes around the park, offering a breath-taking view over the whole park.

There was a Snow land.
A super fun place too.

The Statues of Easter Islands, Chille.

The Statue of Liberty

The Mount Corcovado, Brazil

The Capitol building

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The Niagara falls

There are many many more photos, but this is already a very long post. I'll try to post some more posts soon.
We had an awesome day in the park. It's exhausting to see the whole world in 10 hours, but it was worth it.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

my Hongkong visit

I visited Hongkong last Sunday. It was tiring but it was worth it. HK streets are kaleidoscope of life, colors, sounds...
We only had 10 hours to see it.

I love these cute trams.

No visit to HK is complete without a trip to see the view from Victora Peak.
The peak tram ride was quite a fun.

Up there...having coffee, cheesecakes...enjoying the view

The sky terrace...

A view from the Sky terrace...

Enjoying the stunning view...

The skyscapers dazzling the eyes

Didn't have time to take ride on these cuties..

The Symphony of Lights is staged every night at 8 pm. It's the largest light and music show in the world. But as I was so looking forward to seeing it, I'm a little bit disappointed. The night laser from the skyscapers didn't present the dazzling light. It's still a pretty nice thing to do.

Bye bye HK. Hope to see you again. One day. For a couple of days, at least.