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Styling Librarian Hong Kong Update Yr 2 Wk 3 Guangzhou Special Edition

Train time... better than an airplane!

Train time… better than an airplane!

Travelling has provided our family with a variety of experiences this summer. My husband squeezed in a special anniversary trip for us to Guangzhou, China. We were celebrating our 13th anniversary on August 13th. When we chatted with Lenore Look about this, she pointed out that we were quite lucky because this year the Chinese Valentine’s Day falls on August 13th. We were thrilled with this news. We do love the number 13…

We coordinated a visit to Mayland Resort in Guangzhou, http://www.maylandresort.com/english/ – it was a lovely location that was one of the best places I’ve ever experienced for relaxation. There were many options for things to do at the resort, but honestly, relaxing and trying out the different jacuzzis was all we did. The resort was actually celebrating the day and gave out roses and fruit treats on that day. There were barely any people who could understand English at the resort, but we were able to enjoy our time without any issues.

Valentines Day in China, August 13, 2013.

Valentines Day in China, August 13, 2013.

Guangzhou was an interesting area to visit. The area we visited took a train trip from Hong Kong, just a few hours, a few subway train rides, and then a 1 1/2 hour bus ride to the resort. While we travelled there, we saw a mix of city life, poverty, areas of expansion and construction, and then an insular, gorgeously developed resort. The resort was enormous with golf courses, three swimming pools, huge hotel, and a developing enormous neighborhood community.

Other areas inside the hotel.

Other areas inside the hotel.

Meals we ate, which are breakfast, dinner and dessert?

Meals we ate, which are breakfast, dinner and dessert?

Dinner the second night included special karaoke renditions of Sting, The Beatles, Sting, Madonna, and more, quite amusing… Not bad to listen to, great effort on English words.

Outside of the beautiful Mayland Resort.

Outside of the beautiful Mayland Resort.

Wandering around the resort, we were astounded by the beautiful, peaceful set up. There were over 15 different hot springs, called thermal swimming pools and baths by the resort. I personally loved the small baths that were set up with different scents and also the indoor swimming pools that you could settle and enjoy the different jacuzzi areas.

Some of the hot springs areas.

Some of the hot springs areas.

The hotel room was quite large and another peaceful, relaxing area… really appreciated the care that was put into the design of every bit of the resort, really can tell the quality of everything…

In the hotel room, huge! Plus a balcony!

In the hotel room, huge! Plus a balcony!

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I never followed through on this sign that was next to the bed. Would have been a fun option. Have never seen the option to choose specialty pillows at other hotels!

Mayland Resort walking...

Mayland Resort walking…

Walked up to the top of the resort to find a viewing area...

Walked up to the top of the resort to find a viewing area…


A few more glimpses of the hotel…

Fun areas around the resort.

Fun areas around the resort.

Graffiti restaurant in LKF Central, Hong Kong.

Graffiti restaurant in LKF Central, Hong Kong.

Date night, back in HK, at Graffiti in LKF.

Date night, back in HK, at Graffiti in LKF.

School has begun, preparations for units has the library dealing with staggering piles of lovely books. Can't wait to begin teaching again!

School has begun, preparations for units has the library dealing with staggering piles of lovely books. Can’t wait to begin teaching again!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband, lucky to be with my best friend and fantastic partner for 13 years now!

Happy reading and adventures your way everyone!

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2 comments on “Styling Librarian Hong Kong Update Yr 2 Wk 3 Guangzhou Special Edition

  1. debraperrin8763
    August 19, 2013

    What a fantastic resort Debbie. You’ve discovered more in China in two years than I did on twelve, well done x

    • The Styling Librarian
      August 19, 2013

      🙂 Thanks… Guess it was a good mission for us to have! But I still want to explore so many places outside of China as well!!

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