Pearl River Cruise, Shamian Island, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China. October 16, 2011. Third day of our weekend adventure. How great is it to have friends scattered all over the world during JTA semester? Awesooome. We met up with Bernice, Kevin and Giselle in Guangzhou! Again, thank you friends, for showing us around! The ferry gave us a wonderful view of the river and the surrounding buildings. We ended up on Shamian Island which is a pretty place where many prenuptial shoots were taking place. Supposedly, it’s modeled after European buildings and streets. The place was cute with the colors and the old-looking buildings. It reminded me of my little dollhouses that together formed a village before. We walked to the Cathedral after where our friends went to hear Mass. The cathedral was beautiful and very strict. I had to wear a scarf over my dress and a wrap-around skirt because I was too exposed apparently. Haha. Then at night, we went to the Canton Tower which again was really pretty with the colorful changing lights. Inside the tower, there were museums and some restaurants. The view from the top was incredible and the skyline at night was perfect. Guangzhou is a beautiful city and I really thought we would be coming back there in December but my finals schedule didn’t agree. Haha. But still, I hope to get back there someday, I know there’s more to be seen. Yaay, hopes and dreams.
The heart has its reasons, which reason cannot know.