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The Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Sadly Sofia’s relatives dropped in to say hello and we couldn’t spend the day together as planned so I decided to sleep in and give my legs a bit of a rest after all the stairs and walking yesterday before I headed out with no other plan except to find an adventure. I find it amazingly strange when I meet travellers who complain that they are bored.

Infact it always leaves me bewildered, so here’s how you fill in hours that can leave you bored.

When I reached the door of the hotel I actually stopped because I had no idea where to go as I’ve pretty much seen the entire city. I decided to head for the lake area and make a plan from there and thankfully on the way I remembered that near the south entrance to the Seven Star Crag Park there was also another small ticket box asking for twenty Yuan so I decided to head there and see what my twenty Yuan would buy me and what it bought me was time on a tiny yet very peaceful island upon which I found an exquisite pavilion which is infact one of the most beautiful pavilions I have ever seen. As there was no English I have no idea what it is called so I’m naming it the Zhongxin Lake Water Pavilion. I slowly walked around taking photos and chatted to a family from Guangzhou and then sat to read for an hour in the pavilion before making my way back to the lake side Arch Park to figure out what to do with the rest of my day.

So what does one do with their time when they are next to a lake? They take a boat ride to fill in their time and to see the area from the inside looking out.

I can’t say I would take the boat ride again as everything actually looks much more beautiful from the outside looking in. It was also cold and it drizzly and there were two young boys yelling and screaming whom I felt like throwing in the water to make my time more enjoyable. Thankfully for them the boat ride only went for about twenty minutes and the little monsters escaped to dry land unscathed. The adventure takes you around the lakes circumference and for those who love walking the only real difference is that things really do look better on foot viewing the lake with the crags in the distance.

Once I had my land legs back I then had to once again figure out what to do with my time. So I decided to do something I’ve done quite a few times during my Beers N Noodles Adventures.

I stood at the first bus top I found, boarded the first bus that came by and watched the city pass by outside my window. When we reached its destination I began to check out the area I was in and found myself beneath the Xiyiang Bridge which is the west bridge across the Xi River. I then found a sign telling me that Mr Boa’s Temple was up 'that’ road so I walked and walked that road but found no temple. By now it was beginning to get dark and I was getting hungry and I found myself at the starting/finishing point for buses six and twenty near the end of Chengzhong Lu which is the road that takes you through the heart of the ancient walled area of the city. I grabbed a bus back to the vibrant night market area of the city and spent a few hours snacking my way around the city I have fallen totally in love with but as usual will soon find myself viewing from the back window of a bus and leaving to my past.

Maybe this entry ends my time here in Zhaoqing city. That depends on whether Sofia is busy tomorrow.

What I do know is that Zhaoqing city has been my favourite city and most probably my last city for the 2010 Winter Beers N Noodles Adventure. I also know and have shown that an adventure always lays at the feet of those who are willing to place one food in front of the other and allow their day to unfold. Very soon I will have to head back to Guangzhou (Canton city) for a few days to grab a ticket back to Xian and hopefully arrive prior to the beginning of the new school term (March 1st) which will also most likely be in a new school.

So soon another new adventure will begin in the life of me. It’s a tough life mate, but somebody has to do it. I’m more than glad it is me!

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Global Psychedelic Trance The album was ‘Spirit Zone Seven’ ____________________________________________________________

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure


Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Zhongxin Water Pavilion & Boat Ride Adventure

Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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