Prelude
For once, I decided to ditch aside that passive attitude when come to travelling and made it a point to embark on a solo trip by end of 2008.

So here I was at Guangzhou - capital of Guangdong province, China.

As being the first solo-er, it was kind of challenging when came to do the following chores:
  • Checking of the air fares
  • Source for the best available schedules
  • Checking up the accommodation (which was well-taken care of) etc.

But being the first attempt to go for a solo-trip does has its share of anxieties and hiccups.

Questions were asked:

  • It is safe?
  • Are you able to cope when things get messy?
  • So on and so for.

I brushed aside all these doubts, as it's always my dream to travel alone overseas and decided to press ahead.

前提
就是想尝试以主动的心态来进行这次的广洲之行,于是抛开过往的被动来促成这次的行程。

凡是都是头一回,例如:上网查机票的价格,航班,如何办理购票,物色住宿(幸好有位贵人相助),查看交通的状况等等。

由于也是头一回,本着怕输的心态机票也一大早预定好了,以免有任何突发事变耽搁这次的行程。

由于是第一次独自出游,忐忑不安及较谨慎的心态在所难免。时常会被问到:安全吗? 如遇到麻烦,该怎样应对?及等等疑问。

由于过往习惯性通过旅行社来处理这些事宜,这次出游算是次突破。

虽然,这些关怀的疑虑难免会左右我的思维但反是都有头一会,所以我也不想那么多就望计划进行。

Don't Leave home without them 离家出国,不可不备

China resumed the visa-waiver for travellers who are travelling there for less for 14days on 19th Sept. 九月十九日,中方恢复不超过14天免签入境安排

The air tickets and room confirmation notification
机票 和 住宿确定通知
Preparation
The preparation of this trip was not without any hindrance and concern.

Thank goodness that the mind bogging issue of the visa application was put to a rest when the Chinese authority waive the rule for those who be there for less than 15 days, after the Olympics.

It was later followed by the series of typhoons that landed on this particular part of China.

Although the biggest concern of all was the health scare caused by the discovery of China's milk powder that contained traces of melamine.

As the day to embark closer, I simply can't help but felt the sense of excitement and also that sense of anxiety.

So being someone cautious in nature (because of being someone of a maintenance line), some relevant information and necessary preparations were done so as to ensure the smooth-sailing of this ground-breaking trip.
 

筹备
筹备这次行程真不容易也遇到一些不辛的事故。

先是以为要办理签证(好在奥运会过后已免了),不然就是担心陆陆续续的台风望华南吹去。

更可悲就是不肖商家业者以不良手段搞出震惊中外的毒奶粉事件,顿时让人们对当地的食品安全抱着置疑的态度(真无奈)。

随着日子一天天的靠近,那种心奋但紧张的心情参杂在一块儿。

所以一切准备工作都不敢马虎,就希望没因为疏忽而搞砸一些细节。
 


Typhoon "Hagupit"  "黑格比"台风來襲

Tainted Milk Scandal  毒奶粉事件
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