The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Guangzhou and Shamian Island.

thought it would be nice to share a few posts about Guangzhiou and specifically Shamian Island, where the Victory Hotel is. As I had mentioned in an earlier post, Guangzhou is a massive city located in Guangdong Province in southern China. There are over 12 million people in Guangzhou. We are staying on Shamian Island which is a very nice area of town - only an island by the fact that it is surrounded by canals on 3 sides and backs up to the great Pearl River. The island is very nice and somewhat “higher end” and I would say a bit westernized.

We have completely enjoyed our stay at the Victory Hotel. The staff has been wonderful and our room is fresh and clean twice a day. We have a great breakfast buffet with both Western and Chinese items to chose from that we have really enjoyed every morning. The hotel is right next to a Starbucks (awesome!) and lots of shops with fun items for gifts and shopping. Walking distance to a park with slides for Xi Hua too.


  1. Keeping you in my prayers as you travel home!

  2. We loved the Victory too!! Love looking at your pictures of the brings back such wonderful memories!!!


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo