The moment I step down from the airport coach at Guangzhou City, I knew Guangzhou or also known as Canton is not a place for me. The coach dropped us at the Train station, the most crowded place in the city where people from all places meet with people rushing for train tickets, rushing for taxis and buses and and who knows what. With city population of 6 million and some says more, Guangzhou is also the third largest in urban land area ranking after Beijing and Shanghai in China. Well, I have to admit I can't tolerate heavy traffics and crowded places. I am a country guy. I was born and breed in a sub-urban town.
Since I am already here in Guangzhou waiting for my return flight to Malaysia on the next day, I might just as well explore the city and some famous places. The pedestrian-only street or also call Beijing Road a.k.a. Beijing Lu in Chinese is one of the city's attraction. To me it's like a China Town in any other city or country where crowds walk around shopping and window shopping. But this is already China. I really don't know what I am supposed to do around here. I am like a lost child with no specific direction to go. Just walk to one end and return to the same place again from where I started. It didn't take me long before I make up my decision to walk back to the subway station to return to my hostel.
I have a lot of Malaysian friends who comes regularly to Guangzhou for shopping and business. Even the Chinese comes to Guangzhou. That's makes me wonder.. Is Guangzhou a place for me ?