That said, a standard Single Dude day would easily set you back a minimum of 600 RMB (~0 USD) with basic shared accommodation for two, meals and a few drinks out at the clubs.
Generally speaking prices are approximately the same as the nearby and far superior Hong Kong.
That is, we would point to order something on the menu and a few minutes later they would come back and tell us that that item was not available, or in Mandarin, “meiyo”.
We never ate a meal where they had what we chose first and several times in the four day trip we would have to choose 3, 4, even 5 things before they actually had something.
It is symptomatic of a larger problem of China that I am just beginning to get a handle on, but I will share some of my initial observations on it now.
Many people take it for granted today that China will rise to become the world’s great superpower over the next couple of generations, and for a long time I have shared that view.
Interestingly enough the nearby Suns Club seemed to not be as affected by this foreign invasion so we proceeded to have a blast over there for the rest of the evening.
Food in town is also an adventure, often quite bad and overpriced at the same time.This to me was quite shocking, after hearing stories from Boris of great fun to be had for bargain basement prices in Suzhou and even Shanghai. All the money printing the central banks of the world have been doing for the last five years there has left trillions of dollars worth of phony fiat monopoly money sloshing around the world looking for a home, and as a result Chinese inflation has been absolutely out of control the last five years.Guangzhou in particular has been hit hard by the inflationary bug with many people having become very wealthy in a short period of time.There are definitely some very nice girls in town and that was one of the few pros about Guangzhou.Mainland girls are often beautiful and nice and like to dress well, with miniskirts and high heels.One troubling experience I would like to relate to you however was from the Wave Club on Friday night.