Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28
Shang Village, Shunde District
Bruce Lee’s Grandparents Hometown
We did a little bit of sightseeing and visited Bruce Lee’s grandparents hometown. The Bruce Lee Paradise park was closed by the time we got there but I got to see the big sculpture of Bruce Lee from the entrance. They even have a website for the park with moving birds: Bruce Lee Paradise in Shunde District
We also went to Shang Village to see Bruce Lee’s Ancestor’s House. It was closed too but if you go in, they have some sort of small museum of Bruce Lee. I visited his grave in Seattle, WA, and now I’ve visited his grandparent’s hometown. I should have visited his hometown while in Hong Kong too! LOL
After our little Bruce Lee tour, we stopped by a small restaurant that looked like it was in the middle of a small town with tiny unpaved roads. Surprisingly, this restaurant is very popular and has won many awards. The chef is very popular and even with his fame, he continues to stick to his roots and works for his small restaurant. Food was again, yummy yummy.
Foot Massage Should be Called Something Else
The next day we stopped by a nice hotel to get a “foot” massage. It was a dark room with three big lounge chairs facing a TV in the middle. Each of us was paired up with a girl masseuse. We had a fruit platter with tea brought to us. The massage wasn’t just for the feet, it was pretty much every part of the body for like an hour or more!
Biking Trail in a Tiny Farming Island
After the “foot” massage, we headed to a tiny farming island riding a boat towed by a little boat. The boat ride to the island is free but there is a small fee to come back from the island. It’s just a 15 minute slow ride across a huge river. The air was extremely polluted this day. Something I really hated about Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China was the air quality. It’s always hazy and the air is heavy on the lungs. I wore my handy face mask, not like it helped much but I’d like to think it purified something.
You can rent bikes at this little island and they have a very nice and clean paved road that circles around the island. I recall it was only a 45 minute bike ride around the entire island.
I love seeing my dad riding the bike. He seems to really enjoy himself.
While riding, there were doggies everywhere! With lots of bald spots and I could see them scratching a lot. There were also lots of fish farms and produce gardens. A lot of people come to have fresh seafood in these little boat restaurants located around the island.
Back to Eating
When we headed back, we met with my dad’s friends to have hotpot. I miss hotpot… Must do one, one of these days…