Every meal the two of us ate came in around 150-200 RMB minimum while at the more expensive restaurants we visited entrees were as much as 180-250 RMB each!
At every restaurant we experienced the same phenomenon that happens only once in a while anywhere else I have ever been.
The politicians are so corrupt, they make the US Congress look like nuns.
Every time I look at the Chinese news, I see a story about some mid-level provincial government official who owns 37 houses or some spoiled brat kid of a government bigwig wrapping his Ferrari around a telephone pole with a couple Tibetan hookers in the passenger seat.
It is symptomatic of a larger problem of China that I am just beginning to get a handle on, but I will share some of my initial observations on it now.
Many people take it for granted today that China will rise to become the world’s great superpower over the next couple of generations, and for a long time I have shared that view.
One must have a GPS equipped smartphone with a local data plan to get to one’s destination in Guagnzhou. I highly recommend the new Party Pier on the river for a weekend night out.It seemed like every local girl we met who we were able to communicate with was a buyer of some local factory produced product and hated their job.Still, it’s not bad to be a white guy in China as far as girls are concerned.That said, a standard Single Dude day would easily set you back a minimum of 600 RMB (~0 USD) with basic shared accommodation for two, meals and a few drinks out at the clubs.Generally speaking prices are approximately the same as the nearby and far superior Hong Kong.