Seeing how well-developed some parts of Guangzhou are was both impressive and sad. There’s no doubt that Guangzhou exceeded any prior expectations I had regarding how modern and well-organized things were going to be, but deep inside it was the other China I was more into – simple life, perhaps more authentic, with the beauty of how things were before the mass transformation.
Let’s start from the more modern Guangzhou. The riverside is an absolute pleasure to walkby.
I’m always jealous when I see a brand new and shiny underground like the one in Guangzhou (comparable to Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung).
And the big malls are, well, big malls.
Luckily, there are still other parts in Guangzhou which give you a completely different vibe. Many of these neighborhoods are slowly making way for the more modern alternatives.
You can only imagine the life inside.
A friend caught me in one of those beautiful simple spots that you just have to be in for you to fully appreciate…
Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?