Last year I helped save a library from abandonment when Ray fell ill and had to leave China for the USA . . . see Ray’s Library . The library was moved into storage, but unfortunately, there was a leak in the roof of the new storage room. We lost five or ten percent of the books to mold and pages that are glued together. I was able to save several books by laying them out in the sun.
We have thrown out some books and elevated others in the hope of saving the rest of the library. We even attempted an interior repair of the roof, but I am not particularly impressed with the workmanship.
Last year I posted detailed instructions, with colored glossy photos explaining how to take a bus to find the Public Security Bureau, more specifically the Exit and Entry Administrative Service Bureau ( Original Post ). So I should have been able to find that place fairly easily. WRONG!
If you go to the Bureau, you will find it behind the Walmart as described in the post, however, when I went there on the 14th of this month (Sept 2016) there was massive construction on the southwesterly side of the shopping center, completely blocking the access to the rear of the building. I am ashamed to admit that I flagged a taxi and had to pay 10 rmb to find the place. Even then, I didn’t have the correct verbal and I had to use a picture. If you go there, it is a good idea to have the picture of the building: PSB Building Picture . You can put it on the computer screen and snap a picture with your cell phone. Then show it to the taxi driver after you get lost.
In retrospect, the construction makes a mess out of the directions. Going there from the bus station you walk through the center of the shopping center on a diagonal. Pass by the Walmart on your right and just go straight (westerly) toward the big clock. Pass by the clock in the center of the shopping center and walk out the back of the shopping center. Should see the big (massive) rock to the west of the shopping center and the PSB is behind that rock. Go to the second floor and you will find the Entry and Exit Burear area . . . it is labeled “Hong Kong, Macao . . . ” something. You will find the police there who can answer your questions.
PSB behind big stone
PSB viewed from back of shopping center looking west)
Shopping centered viewed from back, with back to PSB. Note clock tower.
Looking toward PSB from in shopping center mall. Clock tower in center right and PSB in upper right corner
The purpose of the Peace Corps is:
The Peace Corps Mission
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers.
To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
This blog, www.tourguizhou.com was started four years ago in an effort to promote the above concept and understanding among all cultures. The focus of this blog is to show the human interest side of foreign countries, particularly Guizhou Province of Southwest China. Learning about other cultures is always interesting and Guizhou is rich in cultures. There are many kinds of peoples, from remote minority villagers all the way through the very high tech techies.
So if you have a story to tell about Guizhou, or helpful information for English speaking people in Guizhou, please contact me at email@example.com . You can support this project by contributing your story, linking, and letting other people know about us.
If you really are interested in making an impact, come and take a teaching job, or come as a tourist and look around.
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Theodore Goumas has a blog about Guizhou and Guiyang experiences. It seems that so many of us have similar experiences . . . all very different. Well, here is his most recent post. There is an email box that allows you to stay updated on his posts:
Guizhou Province is investing heavily in an internet presence. See:
Over 70 years ago a young girl was saved by a small group of Americans with a Chinese interpreter. The Guiyang reunion is documented here: Reunion
In ongoing coverage of Guizhou, CNN discusses “How to eat like a local in Guizhou”.
Eat like a local in Guizhou