Liwan district, graceful

Liwan district is an part of Guangzhou that has been well kept and still has people living in it. Very narrow streets characterize the architecture while, the size of the homes seem to denote another time in Guanghzou’s living past.

Living door-to-door, the streets aren’t very wide.

Ancestor worship and Lunar new year placards adorn the frontage of a home.

The lanes are narrow, but never lonely.

Technology tries to ensnare the homes with it’s black wire.

But there is always a way to escape.

Hooked into the system.

Anachronisms are everywhere.

Everyday life, on display.


The signs of life are everywhere.

People find places for most everything.

Shops are wardrobe sized, cats have sitting room only.


What’s better than beer? Foreign beer!

Despite not having much in the way of foreign food out in the void, one good thing that has come witht he trade agreement with Europe is European beer.

It’s reassuring to see that I have alternatives to the local crap that’s passed off as beer. On inspection there’s German, Danish sitting quite nicely along the Belgian and Dutch beers.

The beer selection at the Home plus in Cheong-ju

When I had first come to Korea and settled in, (aside from Japanese beers) there was a pitiful selection of ales on offer. Even Australian beer (Victoria bitter) was a rarity but is now commonly available down at the local superette according my friend.

Great, if only they could import a better range of beers (quality over quantity) then things would be just peachy, beer-wise.