I am deeply troubled by the amount of garbage strewn about, and what appears to be a lack of personal pride in the surroundings. Apparently the government did try a “magic eyes” program, to convince people that they were being watched and should therefore not litter. But it didn’t work for very long!
Two of the highlights of our stay with Tony and Isabel were a tour of a Chinese Museum and nearby botanical gardens. While the Museum a private undertaking was very impressive, I have never seen anything quite like the gardens. They were also created by a private individual, and cover hundreds of hectares. As the photos will hopefully show, they are, as Bill VanderZalm, the former owner of
Not quite as impressive is the city of