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Weekend Wedding Experience in New Nanning
Busy works finished finally in Friday, while the busy schedule never ends. Last weekend, I went to Nanning (Capital city of Guangxi province) for my cousin's wedding with my mother and the family of my aunt. The trip was full of surprises, very interesting. Hereby, you will follow up of my step to see the new Nanning, also the different short tour experience from Guilin.
Day 1 8th May, 2010 Guilin-Liuzhou-Nanning
I have to say, it is a busy day today because my mother and I were not going to Nanning firstly, because we had to go to Liuzhou first to meet and get together with my aunt, uncle, and their lovely daughter.
The hard-seat train from Guilin to Liuzhou leaves at 6:44 am in the early morning, so we got up very early, but the train was late for 1 hour and 10 minutes, what a good luck we had! Therefore, the time in the train station of Guilin was the first surprise for this short weekend tour. It was strange that on this Saturday, most of the trains were late than their expected arrival time. So,,,we were not the person who were specially served by god today.
Liuzhou is an industrial city, very close but quite different from Guilin (China famous tourism city), the China train stations improve the train speed many years before, therefore, the train from Guilin to Liuzhou only cause 2 hours today. The ticket price is CNY29 per person, the distance between Guilin and Liuzhou is 255KMs. Although we are located in Guilin but we travel a lot to Liuzhou and Nanning before, so some main street and buildings in these cities are very familiar to me. Every time when I go to a place, things are different, feelings are different.
We went to the cloth shop where my aunt works then went together for lunch in her home. Aunt is a tailor and she makes very good reputation in the nearby areas. Everybody want to make their own close or mend them with my aunt, great thing, isn’t it?
As the time staying in Liuzhou was very short, I just took some pictures of the market street near the Liuzhou railway stain for memories, it is here, where my aunt made her life and earned money to raise the kid.
After a very short but delicious lunch with others, we packed up and then start our long time car driving to Nanning. We drove to Nanning on the high way, not by other transportation vehicles. On the way from the Liuzhou city center to the highway, I saw many interesting places like the cable car in the Ma'anshan Park (马鞍山公园), it is said that the cable car connects two parks in Liuzhou together, however, it was a pity that I did not know the name of another one. And also on a corner of the short and old building street, a very special building attracted me, it was the memorial for the Korean temporary government of anti-Japanese(大韩民国临时政府抗日斗争活动纪念馆) (In this period, China was invaded by the Japanese so this government was the place for those Korean people who were willing to help China to succeed in the War of Resistance Against Japan, and it stands for the friendship between Chinese and Korean people)
We left Nanning in the early morning because we had many things to do in Guilin, so I had to leave the city and back. How I wish that I could have more time to better enjoy the Nanning city, and for those well-known sightseeing in Nanning like the Nanhu Lake Park, Renmin Park, Mt. Qingxiu (Qingqiu shan), etc. But next time, I will do it all.
We took train from Nanning to Guilin, the train ticket per person is CNY65, and the period on the train usually takes about 5 hours, but it was lucky that I found a friend who is 10 year older than me on the train, we chatted a lot and had a great time together. Also on the train, I met many tourists who come to Guangxi to visit Guilin, Liuzhou, Nanning, or other cities. Also, they taught me a lot during the conversation.
Overall, the trip to Nanning was great, I learnt a lot during the whole trip which brought me happiness. The weather of Nanning is hot as usual, but the weather is fine, sun lights and comfortable wind made us a special weekend for us. What about you buddy, will you travel outside to China for your vacation?
--- Written by Robert, VisitOurChina
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