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A Naija Guide to China

Have you ever been to China? Do you hope to visit the ‘Asian giant’ someday? Being one of the worlds potential superpowers with it’s impressive economic and political leaps in recent times, including an increasing presence in Africa, it is no surprise that China has become a viable tourist and trade destination for many Africans. Hence on Tuesday, when Sam Hart, a government official of Abia state shared photos and observations from his trip to China via a Twitter thread, Nigeria’s Twittersphere found it both interesting and insightful, and rightly so. Enjoy the thread below:


Sam Hart @hartng


TRENDS IN CHINA
A Thread of my observations from my travels to China to guide whoever is planning to visit. Disclaimer: I am no expert on China. Only been to 8 Cities in 4 visits. I am only sharing my own experience. Images mostly taken in Guangzhou, China. Lets go.
12:40 PM - Dec 12, 2017

Green Country. 1st thing you notice on arrival at any Chinese city is the deliberate attempt at greening perhaps to atone for their heavy carbon footprint. It's awesome sha.

Currency: Yuan or RMB. 1USD exchanged for 6.42RMB as at 10/12/17.

1RMB exchanges for N55.

All denominations 1,5,10,20,50,100 carry the face of Chairman Mao Zhedong.



This is the most common vehicle used for Taxis in Guangzhou. A 34.3Km Trip from the City Centre to the Airport cost 95RMB with additional 15RMB Toll Fee which passenger bears. Total: 110RMB x 55 = N6,050. Almost same as a Taxi drop from Lagos & Abuja Airports.
 

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